ostracon ancient art



Daunian Horned Kyathos, Exhibited/Published 1993/94, 550-500 BC

Handmade Daunian kyathos with horn-like projections on top of the high strap handle.

The pierced face of the handle with geometric decoration in orange and dull black.

The bottom of the bowl decorated with an hourglass pattern consisting of opposite black and red triangles.

The base with broad bands and a cross over a diamond motif at center.

The piece impresses with the fineness and radiance of the clay, as well as the vibrancy of the colors.

Exhibited 1993/94 at the Musée Rath de Genève, and catalogued as vase no. 203, p. 310.
Exhibited 2002/03 at the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Genève, catalogued as vase no. 24, p. 72.

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

Museum quality and condition. Point of one horn reattached.

H. 15.1 cm (6 in), D. 15 cm (5.9 in)

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

3650 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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