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Etruscan red-figure beak-spouted oinochoe, Attributed to the Torcop Group, 4th century B.C.

Conservation:  In a good state of preservation.
Material:  Pottery
Dimensions:  27 cm
Provenance:  Private collection, Scotland, sold Christie’s London, 1993/ Christie’s, London, Auction 2008
Published:  Antiquities, Londres. Christie´s. October 13th, 2008.


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This so-called Shape VII oinochoe, with its tall cylindrical neck, is an Etruscan invention popular at Caere (modern Cerveteri) in Southern Etruria. The use of three large profile female heads is typical and is often attributed to the Populonia Painter, an artist active at the end of the fourth century B.C.

The body decorated with the profile heads of two facing women, each wearing an elaborate sakkos, another profile female head on neck, palmette and scroll decoration under the handle, details in added white.



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