The Etruscan pottery of the Po Valley, attested throughout the territory, was produced between the mid-6th century BC and the decline of the Etruscan Po Valley system. The systematic study of this production, which is the most explicit indicator of the degree of cohesion and acculturation of the entire territory, has shown a formal homogeneity of shapes as well as local productive differences, primarily deriving from cultural choices. This aspect is clearly evidenced by the most recent data on some forms of coarse ware examined in this contribution (“bacile-mortaio”, “catino/catino biansato”, “colatoio/colatoio biansato”, “teglia, coppa-coperchio”, “brocca”). As demonstrated, the analysis of these shapes allows us to overcome sclerotic assumptions on the classes whose particular values cannot be ignored due to their connection with the contexts of discovery. Even the most recent findings can bring valuable data to this analysis, as the one related to rare and peculiar forms such as table amphorae and pyxides produced only in bucchero and fine ware.

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