ostracon ancient art



Daunian Sieve Vessel with Female Protome, Subgeometric II, 550-400 BC

Daunian bag-shaped vessel enhanced with a carefully rendered female protome showing large lentoid earrings (?) and a necklace. The hair painted blue, short strokes along the chest.

A rounded strainer type spout at rear and a strap handle to the side.

Buff colored vessel with red-brown and dark blue bands, a band of diamonds around the belly.

For further bird-like female protomes cf. no. 36, 39, 46 and 49 in: J. Chamay, Ch. Courtois. L’Art Premier des Iapyges. Milano 2002.

Pristine condition. Two minor rim chips, otherwise intact.

H. to handle 10 cm (3.9 in), H. to head 9 cm (3.5 in), H. to rim 6.5 cm (2.5 in)

Swiss private collection

1450 USD

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