Seller: hix.antiquitatis (697) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 272210936630 Villanovan Impasto Amphora An ancient Villanovan dark brown impasto ware amphora; the vessel with a high foot, columnar neck, and applied ribs and 'nipples' on each side.Ca. 750-700 BC.Height: 9 in. (22.5 cm).Repaired at foot, otherwise intact. The so-called Villanovans (named after a modern town near Bologna) were the Iron age predecessors of the Etruscans. They are thought to have settled the area of Etruria, roughly modern Tuscany, in the 11th century BC. By the fourth century BC the Villanovans were assimilated by the Etruscans and overcome by the neighboring Gauls. Confer: I. Jucker, Italy of the Etruscans, (Mainz, 1991), p. 155, no. 179. Formerly in a New York private collection, acquired between 1956 and 1975. #2852 GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED HIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORK Member: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA) See our 'about me' page for our credentials and expertise. All antiquities we handle are authentic and legally acquired. Every piece is accompanied by a complete description with photo and signed guarantee of authenticity. See our web site for more examples of fine ancient art.