RP 165: Etruscan Bucchero in the British Museum
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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 300 items including examples of all the important regional productions of bucchero.
Product code: cmc0861591657
Price category: £25 to £50
World culture: Europe
Title: Etruscan Bucchero in the Collection of the British Museum
Author: Philip Perkins
Number of pages: 224
llustrations: 165 colour
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Philip Perkins’s treatment of bucchero in the British Museum has much to offer at many different levels of study of this typical Etruscan fabric of pottery, traditionally described as fired black throughout and having a burnished surface, dated especially to the Orientalising and Archaic periods. The superb review of scholarship on bucchero (pp. 5–8) and the thorough, up-to-date bibliography are recommended for the scholar who may be just beginning the study of this type of ceramics as well as for advanced researchers. … The volume makes major contributions to the study of this type of ceramics.
Nancy T. de Grummond, Florida State University - writing in Ancient West and East 11 journal