Etruria

The first attempts to grow wine grapes in Etruria date from the middle of the 2nd millennium B.C., as proven by the grape seeds from both wild and domesticated species found in many villages. Although it is not known exactly when grape-growing and wine-production methods were refined and perfected, wine drinking began to take on ritual meaning in the 8th century B.C. The richest grave goods in Etruscan necropolises contain Greek importations and, contemporaneously, the first locally produced vessels for wine consumption, mainly bucchero ware and pottery inspired by Corinthian motifs.

Long-stemmed goblet
First half of the 6th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.2882

Short-stemmed goblet
First half of the 6th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.2874

Oinochoe with graffiti decoration
6th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.2844

Kantharos
6th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.3379

Olpe
Late 7th - first half of the 6th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.71188

Oinochoe with beak spout
6th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.2847

Skyphoi
6th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.2842, 2040

Kylix
Late 7th - early 6th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.2832

Kyathos
First half of the 6th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.2824

Four-handled krater
Late 7th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.77054

Etruscan-Corinthian amphora
Late 7th - early 6th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.95719

Imitation Corinthian olpe
590-560 B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.95789

Etruscan-Corinthian olpe
Late 7th - early 6th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.77105

Imitation Corinthian Kylix
Late 7th - early 6th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.76015

Imitation Corinthian Kylix
580-550 B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.95731

Imitation Corinthian Kylix
Second quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.95721

Two stemmed cups, imitation Corinthian style
580-550 B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.95824, 95807

Red-figure oinochoe with scroll spout
Second half of the 4th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.75879

Oinochoe with scroll spout
Second half of the 4th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.75881

Faliscan red-figure kylix
Second half of the 4th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.75883

Two black-painted skyphoi with overpainting decoration
Second half of the 4th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.75885, 75886

Etruscan wine amphora
Late 6th - early 5th century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.100519

Ancient "Graeco-Italic" amphora
Late 4th - first half of 2nd century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.97286

Lid of sarcophagus (of the so-called Fat Man)
First half of the 3rd century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.5482