Black pottery olpe (jug)
Etruscan Bucchero Ware
6th/5th Century B C
Height: 17 cms
Condition: Excellent with some encrustations.
The potters of Etruria were able to offer their customers a
locally produced and less-expensive ceramic equivalent to
the desirable but costly metal products arriving from the
eastern end of the Mediterranean.The quality of Bucchero
ware was an improvement on Villanovan pottery previous used.