Lid in Bucchero with figures

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Lid in Bucchero with figures
Lid in Bucchero with figures
Room XII. Bonifacio Falcioni Collection

In private collections the assortment is normally determined by the spirit of the age and the taste of the collector, which at times gives in to curiosity about an unusual object. This high lid is certainly peculiar; found without the vase it previously formed a part of, it is distinguished for the effective sculptural representation of a cockerel, with engraved plumage and a modelled crest. It is a heavy bucchero item, typical of the city of Chiusi and of northern inner Etruria.