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A Red-Figure Xenonware Oinochoi with Swan, Magna Grecia, ca. 4th century BC

GP1406

The small pottery pouring vessel sits on a low ring base, with trefoil rim and attached strap handle behind, the bulbous body features a charming red-figure painted swan at the front center with a beautiful dark red element around its face and body.  The neck, molded with a fluid-like snake effect, guides the eye to its well-painted beak. Decorative elements of parallel and horizontal lines circumference the bird creating a portraiture effect. 

Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall.

Dimensions: Height: 2.5 inches (6.35 cm), Width: 1 inch (2.54 cm) 

Provenance:  Private NYC collection, acquired from Royal Athena Gallery, NYC


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