ETRUSCAN BLACK FIGURE POTTERY (CERAMICA A FIGURE NERE ETRUSCA)
- A local imitation of Greek black figure pottery (black figures on red ground), which follows the Etrusco-Corinthian style toward the middle of the sixth century BC. The first productions seem to be centered on Vulci and include groups defined as the Paris Painter and the Silenus Painter. A number of later groups, such as the Ivy Leaf and Tolfa painted by the same hand or workshop, seem to be based in Caere, whereas the Micali painter appears to have been based in Vulci. Forms include jugs (oinochoe), drinking cups, plates, and storage vessels (amphorae, kraters, stamnoi, and hydriae).
Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. Simon K. F. Stoddart.