Etruscan Bucchero in the British Museum
Bucchero is the most distinctive class of ceramic produced in Etruria, Italy, between the 7th and the 5th centuries BC. This publication aims to provide a complete up-to-date listing and description of the collection of bucchero in the British Museum; a collection that consists of over three hundred items including examples of all the important regional productions of bucchero. A previous partial publication of the collection in 1932 is now out-dated and in need of replacement. In addition to being a new, complete, fully referenced and illustrated catalogue, technical aspects of the production of the vessels have been meticulously studied in order to reconstruct a working sequence - detailing the steps in the manufacture of each vase. A final important contribution of the study is the investigation of the formation of the collection, which dates back to 1756, and the history of the study of bucchero.
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Acquired from Campanari Acquired from Unknown Albore-Livadie amphora aryballos base black paint bowl bucchero fabric inclusions bucchero pesante fabric burnished vertically burnished-in Campanari Date Campanari GR Campania Campanian bucchero fabric Camporeale carination caryatid Cat.no Cerveteri chalice chips Colour Burnished black Colour Burnished dark common cordon Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Donati Etruscan example exterior was burnished fans Findspot Unknown Production foot ring frieze fully exposed graffito Gran-Aymerich Hamilton Room handle attachment handles were burnished Height impasto incised interior Intermediate bucchero fabric Kantharos kotyle kyathos Locatelli Naukratis neck oinochoe Oinochoe Type Old Cat Orvieto place Campania Acquired place Chiusi Acquired place Etruria Acquired poorly sorted potted separately Production place Campania Production place Cerveteri Production place Chiusi Production place Etruria Reg.no Regter rouletting shape sherds shoulder silver mica similar smoothed sub-round surface Tarquinia transitional bucchero fabric turned underside Unknown Production place vase Veii vessel Vulci well-sorted platelet wheei