Ancient Greek Apulian Daunian Pottery Kyathos Vessel - 350 Bc For Sale
An ancient native Italic Daunian polychrome painted Anthropomorphic Kyathos, dating to approximately 350 B.C.
A highly decorated and imaginative ceramic, the handle of which has been stylized into an Anthropomorphic plank figure, with two eyes, a nose, headdress and a long cape. The vase is wide and heavy, with short neck and flaring lip. Concentric bands decorate the piece circumferentially, with cross hatch and other geometric decoration adorning the vessel.
Daunia is a region of Puglia in Southern Italy. In ancient times this region developed a distinctive ceramic art, influenced by the neighbouring Greek colonies but unique in style. This is a particularly fine and well preserved example of Daunian pottery and displays the imagination of the Daunian coroplastic artists, who delighted in incorporating abstract figures into their vases.
Maximum Height: 9 inches.
Condition: Intact and unrestored. An original firing crack to the base of the idol figure, a phenomenon that is common with ceramics of this type. A small surface chip at the upper lip, does not detract from the piece.
Ex British private collection.
Ex London Art market.
Please note; this is a genuine and highly collectible ancient Greek Kyathos offered with to promote our store.
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