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A Huge Greek Gnathian Terracotta Skyphos, Magna Graecia, ca. 350 BCE

GP009-PB

A large wine-drinking vessel standing on a low rind base with a widening body, slightly lipped rim and two loop handles set perpendicularly to the rim. Body painted with white, yellow and red grape cluster and vine pattern with several decorative bands above separated by incised lines.

See: Margaret Mayo, The Art of South Italy Vases from Magna Grecia. A Virginia Museum Exhibition. 

Dimensions: Height: 9 1/4 inches (23.5 cm), Width: 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm)

Condition: Paint loss on and about the handles, but intact. Old wax, export seal affixed top base.

Provenance: Private Florida collection, ex Howard Nowes Ancient Art


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