7th C. BCE  bronze model of a fully loaded Ship. Model boats found in Etruscan tombs, or dedicated to Hera likely imports from Sardinia made by Phoencians.  Evidence that Etruscan's engaged in vast trade networks.  National Archaeological Museum, Florence

7th C. BCE bronze model of a fully loaded Ship. Model boats found in Etruscan tombs, or dedicated to Hera likely imports from Sardinia made by Phoencians. Evidence that Etruscan's engaged in vast trade networks. National Archaeological Museum, Florence

Kyathos à relief en bucchero. 6e siecle av J.-C. Etrurie.

Kyathos à relief en bucchero. 6e siecle av J.-C. Etrurie.

Bronze fibula depicting horsemen. Artefact from the Benvenuti Tomb in Este (Veneto). Etruscan civilization, 7th Century BC.

Bronze fibula depicting horsemen. Artefact from the Benvenuti Tomb in Este (Veneto). Etruscan civilization, 7th Century BC.

Standard surmounted by a ram Period: Iron Age II Date: ca. late 2nd millennium B.C. Geography: Iran Medium: Bronze. | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Standard surmounted by a ram Period: Iron Age II Date: ca. late 2nd millennium B.C. Geography: Iran Medium: Bronze. | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

-700 -600 Idole féminine, Piravand, nord du Louristan, Iran occidental

-700 -600 Idole féminine, Piravand, nord du Louristan, Iran occidental

Cup Sasanian Empire Iran DIMENSIONS  Overall H: 7.4 cm, Diam (max): 9.4 cm; Rim Diam: 8.3 cm DATE  probably 500-599|  Corning Museum of Glass

Cup Sasanian Empire Iran DIMENSIONS Overall H: 7.4 cm, Diam (max): 9.4 cm; Rim Diam: 8.3 cm DATE probably 500-599| Corning Museum of Glass

Mount for Spear Shaft, ca. 400 CE. Provincial Roman; Found in Vermand, France. Silver, gilt inlaid with niello.

Mount for Spear Shaft, ca. 400 CE. Provincial Roman; Found in Vermand, France. Silver, gilt inlaid with niello.

A superb Etruscan Bucchero ~ Kyathos ~ Bucchero is a class of ceramics produced in central Italy by the region's pre-Roman Etruscan population. This Italian word is derived from the Latin poculum, a drinking-vessel, perhaps through the Spanish búcaro, or the Portuguese púcaro. Kyathos is  the name given in modern terminology to a type of painted ancient Greek vase with a tall, round, slightly tapering bowl and a single, flat, long, looping handle. Its closest modern parallel would be a…

A superb Etruscan Bucchero ~ Kyathos ~ Bucchero is a class of ceramics produced in central Italy by the region's pre-Roman Etruscan population. This Italian word is derived from the Latin poculum, a drinking-vessel, perhaps through the Spanish búcaro, or the Portuguese púcaro. Kyathos is the name given in modern terminology to a type of painted ancient Greek vase with a tall, round, slightly tapering bowl and a single, flat, long, looping handle. Its closest modern parallel would be a…

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