Early Etruscan, Villanovan Impasto Ware Four-Footed Cup


An early Etruscan, Villanovan impasto ware cup featuring a shallow, conical container with a flat, everted rim. The body sits upon a short, cylindrical stem which extends into four tapering feet.

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 with chips to the surface and rim. Old collection label to the interior.

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SKU: CY-206 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 298 g
Dimensions W 10.7 x H 7.2 cm

Pottery and Porcelain


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