Rare Apulian kalathos with
cylindrical body widening to a flared mouth.
The rim set off by incised grooves, the foot with three rounded ridges. The
inside of the base with a red wash.
Decorated with brown glaze shading to black. The finger marks just above the
ring foot show that the vessel was dipped into the glaze.
The kalathos is a vase associated to the female sphere and stands for abundance
and fertility. It is often depicted on vases with domestic scenes and was
commonly used as container for wool.
For a related example, close in shape and size, cf. vase no. 83.AE.421 in the J.
Paul Getty Museum database.
Intact, rare. Much of the plain black surface has worn away.
H. 6.8 cm (2.7 in), D. 14.2 cm (5.6 in)
Ex Orange County collection J.R.
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