|ETRUSCAN BUCCHERO CHALICE OF RASMUSSEN TYPE 1B
The deep conical cup supported by four flat-backed plaques as legs with alternating figures in relief of women and sphinxes; on a ring base.
Three concentric grooves encircle the lower part of the body. A series of small incisions mark the edge of its offset base. On the recessed bottom of the interior, a series of grooves radiate outwards from a central omphalos.
Cerveteri, ca. 580 BC
H. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.)
Ex Andrea Compagno collection, Lugano, Switzerland, acquired in the 1970s from Pino Donati.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2012, no. 129.