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Etruscan Bucchero Chalice

7th-6th century BC

A Rasmussen’s type 2d Bucchero pottery chalice, composed of a carinated bowl, collared stem and splayed foot, the upper body engraved with concentric grooves, raised medial notched ledge, concentric circles to the foot. 598 grams, 16.5cm high (6 1/2"). Fine condition, some restoration.

Acquired between 1965 and 1980.
Carlton private collection, Los Angeles, California, USA.
With Artemis Gallery, Louisville, USA.
Private Australian collection.
Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Artemis Gallery, Louisville, USA.
Accompanied by a copy of the previous collector's cataloguing document.

Cf. Rasmussen, T., Bucchero Pottery from Southern Etruria, Cambridge, 1979, pp.98-99; pl.28, nos.141,143, are closest in form to this specimen.

This is one of the commonest types of chalice in bucchero, classified by Rasmussen. The shape is similar to Type 2c, but there is only a single ring on the stem. The more common decoration consists of three grooves, or rarely four (Rasmussen, 1979, nos.14,18-l9), on the lip, and notches on the carination.