Ancient Greek Apulian Xenon Ware Pottery Sessile Kantharos Vase - 350 Bc
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Ancient Greek Apulian Xenon Ware Pottery Sessile Kantharos Vase - 350 Bc:
An attractive ancient GreekSouth ItalianXenon ware sessile Kantharos, dating to approximately 350 - 300 B.C.
The Kantharos with ellipticalhandles, squat foot, wide body and slightly flaring mouth, decorated circumferentially with an olive leaf trail.
Xenon is a native Italic art, named after a vase now in Frankfurt, which bears the inscription "XENON". Thesenative potters seem to have been influenced bymainland Greek ceramic artists of the 5th Century B.C. Theydeveloped their own distinctive brand of painting brick-red pigments over the top of the glaze, asopposed tomost other contemporary wares,which weredecorated in reserve.
A lovely, charming example of theAncient Greek potters' art.
Condition: Excellent. Unrestored.
Ex. British private collection, south of England, acquired 1970's.
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