ETRUSCAN RED FIGURE POTTERY (CERAMICA A FIGURE ROSSE ETRUSCA)
- A local imitation of Greek red figure (red ground figures showing through from black surrounds), which follows the black figure toward the middle of the fifth century BC. Vulci, Orvieto, and later Falerii Veteres in the Faliscan area appear to have been major centers of production. White paint was added to vases in the later half of the same century. Prominent groups include the Praxias, Sokra, and Phantom groups. Forms include storage vessels (amphorae, stamnoi, hydriae, kraters), drinking vessels (kylikes), and jugs. Red figure pottery was traded as far as Carthage and Malta to the south, Aleria in Corsica and Genoa to the west and into the eastern Po Valley with sites near Rimini and Ravenna, as well as Adria and Spina.
Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. Simon K. F. Stoddart.