Etruscan Impasto calefattoio
8th - 7th century BC
height cm 33 (13”)
Composite by two sections, a conical openwork pedestal and a small olla with lid; the decorative patterns consist of concentric stylized triangles and a criss-cross motives.
Two holes on the vase. The calefattoio, often misinterpreted as a burner or brazier, is probably a ritual vessel, usually used as cerimonial furniture or part of graves goods.
Property of a gentleman; acquired on the European art market between 1960s and 1980s.