Etruscan pseudo red-figure beaked oinochoe with naked youth and owl - ROM2010_11485_33

ROM2010_11485_33

Etruscan pseudo red-figure beaked oinochoe with naked youth and owl

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with added paint and incised detail
Geography: Made in Etruria, Italy; findspot unknown
Date: about 425-375 BC
Period: Etruscan Late Classical period
Dimensions:
21.1 x 11.5 cm
Object number: 923.13.10
Credit Line: Gift of the Members of the Royal Ontario Museum
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome - Bratty Exhibit of Etruria
Description

This jug has an owl between olive sprays on the neck, and a nude youth carrying a cloak and a separ or wand on the body.


This type of decoration was made in imitation of the popular red-figure pottery made in Greece and South Italy. It is called pseudo red-figure because it was not created in the same way as actual red-figure pottery, where the red figures are left unpainted by a black slip and therefore show the background colouring of the clay. Here the whole red clay vase was painted in black gloss, then the red figure-decoration was added on top with coloured paint and details were incised.

Collection:
Greek World
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