13 June 2000
A VILLANOVAN IMPASTO BICONICAL URN AND LID
circa 8th century b.c.
The dark burnished vessel with a single loop handle at the widest part of the body, with incised and stamped ornament, including chevrons within a dotted zig-zag in the handle zone, a band with chevrons bordered by horizontal ribbing below the flaring rim, dotted triangles blow, the lid in the form of a knobbed conical helmet of Italic type, with a large band of concentric squares with cross-hatching, a band of dotted zig-zag below the finial
18 in. (45.7 cm) high
Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.
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