Apulian Style

Apulian style refers to the particular vessel painting styles developed in the region of Apulia in southern Italy starting from the 7th century BC. Non-figurative painting schools, showing a great influence from the geometrical and orientalising periods of Greek pottery include the Daunian, Peucetian, Messapian and Canosan. Some forms of Daunian pottery show the development of a zoomorphic sculptural decoration that could hold some sort of talismanic significance whereas the Messapian style is more influenced by the Hellenistic style, both in shape and decoration. Another style of note is the Gnathia style, which features coloured glazed figurative decoration on a black slip background.