ostracon ancient art



Daunian Askos with Rare Ring Handle, Exhibited/Published 1993/94, 550-475 BC

Rare askos of lenticular body and truncated conical neck.

The lip around the spout is shaped as an oversized disc. Its back was bent by the potter to create space for an unusual ring handle of square cross-section.

Decorated with orange and purplish black bands alternating with very thin fillets and diamond patterns.

The front of the neck with chevrons, one of them spiky, both flanked by a branch or shrub. The base of the belly with elongated triangles.

Exhibited 1993/94 at the Musée Rath de Genève, and catalogued as vase no. 223, p. 339.
Exhibited 2002/03 at the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Genève, museum catalogue vase no. 21, p. 69.

Shape and decoration belong to the Daunian Subgeometric II period, which spans from 550 to 400 BC.

Museum quality and condition. Small portion of the rim disc restored. Minor surface wear on the neck.

H. 13.2 cm (5.2 in), D. 16.6 cm (6.5 in)

Private collection Geneva, by succession (data to the buyer).

3450 USD

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L'art des peuples italiques: 3000 à 300 avant J.-C. Exhibition catalogue Musée Rath de Genève, 1993-1994. Electa Napoli 1993.
L'art premier des lapyges. Céramique Antique d'Italie méridionale. Exhibition catalogue Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Genève, 2002-2003. Electa Napoli 2002.

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