Etruscan Bucchero Amphora (Storage Vessel)Orientalizing-Archaic
6th century BCE
diameter of body only
7 11/16 x 5 5/8 x 3 3/8 in. (19.5 x 14.3 x 8.6 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.166
Geography: Europe, Italy
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Amphorae
This object has the following keywords:
- amphorae - Ancient Greek and Roman storage vessels of many variations usually having a large oval body with a narrow neck and two or more handles extending from the mouth or neck to the shoulders on the body.
- Bucchero - Style of Etruscan pottery that resembles metalware, produced between the end of the 7th and the beginning of the 5th centuries BCE.
- Etruscan - Culture and style of artistic production in Etruria, now modern Tuscany and part of Umbria, between the 7th and 3rd centuries BCE. Known partly from elaborate tumuli, artworks include bronze mirrors and cists, wall paintings, and terracotta and bronze sculptures that are distinct from the Greek Archaic style in their lively sense of movement and delicate decoration. Developments in architecture include the construction of mud brick and wooden temples decorated with terracotta roof tiles and statues. In some classification schemes Etruscan culture includes the Villanovan culture, which was first evident on the Italian peninsula in the ninth century BCE.
- diameter of body only Dimensions: 7 11/16 x 5 5/8 x 3 3/8 in. (19.5 x 14.288 x 8.573 cm)
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