Etruscan Impasto pithos
Mid 6th century BC
height cm 74 (29’’)
Storage pithos of coarse clay with a roller-stamped frieze characterized by a sequence of fantastic animlas: griffons, dears, boars; a wavy pattern on the upper register.
The decoration is realized with a cylinder mark, peculiar sign of the Cerveteri production from the end of 7th century BC to 6th century BC.
Property of a gentleman; acquired on the European art market between 1960s and 1980s.