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Greek Art - MESSAPIAN KRATERISKOS


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Magna Graecia, second half of V century B.C. Messapian kantharos of the bichrome ware, the globular body with out-turned rim, strap handle, cylindrical foot, painted with dark brown stripes of different dimension.
This type of vase is characteristic of the Messapian ware, typically decorated with linear decorations on a cream-colored slip, and betokens a relatively high state of culture. This vase bears out the theory that the pre-Hellenic culture in the heel of Italy had reached a more advanced stage than in the more northern districts of Apulia. The fact that the Messapians were able to inflict a severe defeat upon their Greek neighbors of Tarentum in 470 B. C. bears witness to their virility and strength. Furthermore, their intellectual development is proved by a series of inscriptions found in the region, a few of which have found there way into the Museum of Taranto. It is significant that no pre-Hellenic inscriptions appear to have been found in the Peucetian or Daunian districts.
Cod. 121/2016
                   


Year: 450-400 a.C.
Dimension: Higth 8,6 cm
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