Early Etruscan, Villanovan Impasto Ware Kylix with Triangular Handles


An early Etruscan, Villanovan impasto ware kylix featuring a hemispherical container which sits upon a concave foot. A protruding, horizontal flange encircles the wide mouth and extends on either side into two triangular handles. The vessel is further enriched with a raised rounded ridge to the lower body.

Date: Circa 8th-7th century BC
Provenance: Ex Collection A. L. and E. L., Munich, acquired in the 1950s-1960s, in Germany since before 1975.
Condition: Fine condition, several repairs to the body with slight encrustations to the surface. Minor chip to the raised ridge.

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SKU: CY-205 Category:

Impasto is a class of ceramics produced during the Iron Age Period in Italy by the Villanovan culture, the earliest phase of the Etruscan civilisation. As the forerunner of Etruscan Bucchero wares, Impasto wares feature a highly burnished and polished surface despite a coarse, unrefined fabric. The clay itself contains pieces of mica or stone. Depending on the firing condition, the finishing colour of Impasto wares can range from dark red to greenish brown or black.


Weight 138.6 g
Dimensions L 16.5 x W 10.5 x H 5 cm

Pottery and Porcelain


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