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Villanova kyathos
The Classical World

Villanova kyathos

CHF 9.900,-
$ 10.488£ 8.599€ 10.032
Impasto ware
7th century BC
H. 15.4cm

Villanova impasto pottery was produced during the Iron Age Period in Italy. Impasto clay was the forerunner of the Etruscan bucchero and has a highly burnished surface. Our Kyathos with an almost black shiny surface is a high quality, hand- crafted product thrown on the wheel by a skillful potter.

Cf. an almost identical example is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Condition: Very good and complete. Slightly restored at the rim.
Provenance: ex. the Estate of Mr. Bruno Fellinger (1926-2016), Küsnacht, Switzerland.


Item reference: CL1518