ETRUSCAN GREY BUCCHERO ARYBALLOS

ETRUSCAN GREY BUCCHERO ARYBALLOS

Period / Age: mid 6th Century AD

Provenance: Private English Collection Private Collection, London; acquired on the European art market in the 1970s.

Dimensions:

Height: 8cm (3.15in)

At the top of the handle is a small adornment that takes the form of the human head (in this case), whilst on the bottom is a series of holes.

An aryballos was a small globular flask with a narrow neck used in Ancient Greece. It was used to contain perfume or oil and is often depicted in vase paintings being used by athletes during bathing. In these depictions, the vessel is at times attached by a strap to the athlete’s wrist, or hung by a strap from a peg on the wall.

Bucchero is a class of ceramics produced in central Italy by the region’s pre-Roman Etruscan population.

CONDITION: Very good condition. The item is described to the best of our knowledge. Please refer to the pictures and email with any questions.