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  • n. A type of dark grey Etruscan terracotta pottery

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In archaeology, a kind of ancient Tuscan pottery of a uniform black color, and neither glazed nor painted.


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  • Self-coloured wares still occur, and are sometimes elegant ( 'bucchero' ware); but the improved furnaces now permit general use of light-coloured clays, suited to painted decoration.

    How to Observe in Archaeology

  • Abydos vases of black hand-burnished ware, which are very closely allied, both inform and colour, to the primitive 'bucchero' discovered immediately above the Neolithic deposit in the West Court at Knossos; and he has suggested that, as the pottery is not Egyptian in style, it may have been imported from Crete.

    The Sea-Kings of Crete

  • Among the grave goods were Etruscan bronze bowls, and Etruscan bucchero and Sabine-Faliscan pottery.

    Umbrian Tombs

  • The best Umbrian souvenirs, to my mind (genuine bucchero being hard to find and on the expensive side), are little bottles of chopped truffles in oil, which you can get at Carraro, the best salumeria in Orvieto.

    Green-Hearted Italy

  • Museum, behind the cathedral in Orvieto, which has a superb collection of bucchero, or lustrous black Etruscan pottery.

    Green-Hearted Italy

  • Its remains yielded such objects as stone axes and flint knives, together with the black, hand-made, polished pottery, known as 'bucchero,' which is characteristic of

    The Sea-Kings of Crete

  • The primitive 'bucchero,' still surviving alongside of the painted pottery, is very closely related to the imported vases found by Petrie in First Dynasty tombs at

    The Sea-Kings of Crete

  • On the eastern slope of the hill, in a deposit of pale clay, were found fragments of the black, hand-made, polished pottery, known as 'bucchero,' characteristic of neolithic sites, some of it, as usual, decorated with incised patterns filled in with white.

    The Sea-Kings of Crete


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