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4357. **SOLD** Very well painted Gnathian prochous

 
 
 
 
 
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This is a particularly well painted  Gnathian ware prochous, decorated in the typical colours with added white yellow and red pigments. Two small relief masks at the neck. 

Intact.

175mm.

South Italian Greek colonies, 4th century BC

Vessels with this type of decoration appeared around the middle of the 4th century BC in Southern Italian The name Gnathia comes from the site of Ignazia or Egnazia where the style originated. The style is characterized by black-glazed surfaces with polychrome decoration in red, white and yellow.

Cf. Green, J. R., "Some Gnathia Pottery in the J. Paul Getty Museum", Greek Vases in the J. Paul Getty Museum. Occasional Papers on Antiquities, 2, Malibu, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986, Volume 3.

Green, J. R., "The Gnathia Pottery of Apulia", The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia, eds. M. E. Mayo and K. Hamma, Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1982.

Price: sold GBP

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