COLOURFUL GNATHIA TERRACOTTA JUG

£800.00

Measurements: 12 cm - height

 

Description: A beautiful Ancient Greek terracotta black ware jug from Gnathia, a Greek colony in southern Italy. The vessel features a short pedestal foot, a rounded ribbed body, a short neck and an everted mouth. One single applied handle connects the shoulder to the rim.

 

The jug displays a colourful decoration of a geometric motif around the neck and the shoulders. Gnathia was famed for its glossy black glazed ware pottery and for its polychromatic decoration – often using shades of white, ochre and red.

 

Period: Circa 4ty – 3rd Century BC

 

Condition: Fine with signs of aging and earthly encrustations on the surface.

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