This amphora was made in the traditional Etruscan technique known as “black bucchero”. The vessel was first carefully polished in order to obtain the shiny, lustrous surface typical of this class of containers; it was then fired in an oxygen-poor kiln, which caused the fabric of the clay to change color from its natural red to blackish gray.
A beautiful Epichysis with a squat belly and a high, slender neck ending in a long beaked spout. This particular shape is referred to as an “epichysis”, and recalls an oinochoi with a low body reminiscent of a pyxis (box).
A circular vessel with a rounded profile, an inwardly rolled edge and a small disk-shaped, low foot. The medallion, with its brown background, is decorated in the “champlevé” technique. The animal represented in the tondo is a hare.