Year: 450-400 A.C.
Dimension: Higth 9 cm; Lenght 15,5 cm
A beautiful and elegant Canosan dove with delicate body, small head and fanned tail, painted in white slip. Provenance: Herakles Numismatik und Antiquitäten GmbH (München), who acquired it on the European art market since the 1970s; from 2000s
Canosa was an ancient Greek south Italian colony that produced magnificent unglazed wares in the 4th -3rd Century BC. Canosan pottery was more subtly decorated than contemporary Apulian wares, with Canosan artists making use of pastel coloured pigments and smooth, elegant ceramic forms.