Beaked oinochoe - ROM2010_11485_35


Beaked oinochoe

Medium:Wheel thrown earthenware with black gloss slip
Geography: Possibly Volterra, Etruria, Italy
Date: c. 330-170 BC
Period: Etruscan
13 x 9.4 cm
Object number: 906.23.3
Not on view

Bucchero ware pottery is a refinement of the local impasto wares, using different clay and some imported techniques. It was fired in a reducing atmosphere (oxygen-poor) that results in ceramic that is black throughout. This is a different technique from the Greek painted wares where black is the colour of an applied slip.

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