Seller: sf-fineart (2,880) 100%, Location: Los Angeles, California, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 230623530158 This is a magnificent original museum quality ANCIENT ETRUSCAN BLACK WARE TREFOIL OINOCHOE, circa 6th Century B.C. The Etruscan civilization reached its height in the 6th century B.C. Their origins are obscure. By the 7th century they had incorporated all of Tuscany into their territory, and in the 6th century they pushed north to the Po River valley and became rulers of Rome. The Etruscans gave the city its first public works, including walls and a sewer system. By the end of the 6th century, pressure from other peoples in the region, including Greeks, Romans, and Gauls, weakened Etruria. The Romans expelled their dynasty in 509 BC. The Etruscans had a commercial and agricultural civilization and left a rich cultural heritage, including wall frescoes and realistic tomb portraits. Many features of their culture were adopted by the Romans. This superb Etruscan Oinochoe measure 9 ½” tall and is in excellent original ancient intact condition with no damage or repairs. PROVENANCE: Herbert and Nora Kaye Ross Collection, sold at Butterfield & Butterfield, 1988. Authenticity is GUARANTEED. Please scroll down on the item description to view additional photographs. Packing, shipping and insurance is $65.00 within the US only, please email for international shipping rates. Payment is due within 2 days. Please view my other auctions and eBay store for additional museum quality fine art and collectibles, including other superb antiquities. Shipping & Handling $65.00 USPS Priority Mail® Click to View Image Album Click to View Image Album Click to View Image Album FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. Over 100,000,000 served. Get FREE counters from Vendio today! Original/Reproduction: Original, Date: 6th Century B.C.