The Daunians were an Italic tribe inhabiting northern Apulia in classical antiquity, before the Greek expansion in south Italy. Starting in the Late Bronze Age (11th century BC), a local ceramic production was developed in the region, characterized by a light coloured purified clay and a decoration with simple geometric patterns. This production continued uninterrupted until the Hellenistic age, showing peculiar characteristics according to the different areas of the region. The glossy black finishing allows a relatively more recent dating of the vessel, between the 5th and the 4th century BC, thus bringing the vase closer to the typical Greek-Apulian production.
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