BLACK GLAZED POTTERY, ETRUSCAN (CERAMICA A VERNICE NERA)
- A type of black-coated pottery produced from the fourth century BC onward, otherwise variously known as Campanian or vernice nera. It consists of a beige or reddish clay covered with black coat (or, loosely, a glaze). The pottery has precisely dated forms that have been studied in detail in stratigraphic context and thus provides a good way to date archaeological layers. Production started outside Etruria in areas such as Campania, but was produced in Etruria in locations such as Pyrgi, Populonia, Vulci, Volterra, and Monterriggioni.
Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. Simon K. F. Stoddart.