4 June 2015
AN ETRUSCAN IMPASTO AMPHORA
CIRCA 650-625 B.C.
The ovoid body on a flaring foot, with a cylindrical neck and overhanging rim, decorated in white, with a band of inverted heart-shaped palmettes with scrolling tendrils at the center, a band of S's and broad and narrow bands below continuing to the foot, bands of vertical lines and S's above, with two stylized herons on the shoulders amidst dotted rosettes, a band of crosshatching between downturned triangles on the neck, vertical lines on the edge of the rim, hatched triangles and dots on the upper surface of the disk rim
19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm.) high
Emile Foltzer (d. 1982), Switzerland, acquired in the 1960s-1970s; thence by descent.
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For a nearly identical example now in the Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia in Rome, see no. 42 in M. Martelli, ed., La Ceramica degli Etruschi; La Pittura Vascolare.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF EMILE FOLTZER, SWITZERLAND
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