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,
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).
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L'art des peuples italiques: 3000
à 300 avant J.-C. Exhibition catalogue Musée Rath de Genève, 1993-1994. Electa
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.