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Greek Art - A COUPLE OF GNATHIAN WARE OINOCHOI


COPPIA DI OINOCHOI NELLO STILE DI GNATHIACOPPIA DI OINOCHOI NELLO STILE DI GNATHIACOPPIA DI OINOCHOI NELLO STILE DI GNATHIACOPPIA DI OINOCHOI NELLO STILE DI GNATHIA

Magna Graecia, IV century B.C. A nice Gnathian ware oinochoi couple, the twin vases with bulbous body, trefoil lip and strap handle, decorated in added white slip, the neck with two lines, below a band of scrolling foliate with pendant tendrils and bunch of grapes.
This is an indigenous form of pottery produced in South Italy and named after the city of Gnathia (sometimes Egnatia). It was a Messapian settlement, c.60 km SE of Tarentum, but shows signs of considerable Greek influence by the 4th century BC, in its material culture and in its public buildings. Despite the name, Gnathian pottery was probably manufactured at Tarentum. It is a black-glazed ware, influenced by other Greek black-glaze techniques, but with added painted decoration. This is of a distinctive form - white and yellow are the most commonly used colours, and the emphasis is on garlands and floral decoration rather than figures scenes. These can range from a schematic series of dots to an elaborate and delicate scheme of decoration
Cod. 120/2015



Year: 350-300 a.C.
Dimension: Higth 12 cm
Note: Intact

» Euro 1.100,00

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