Daunian Double Vessel
An ancient Daunian conjoined double vessel, with a central handle and bail handle, the body decorated with parallel bands of geometric patterns, waves, vines and other decorative elements.
Daunia, Southern Italy.
Despite the popularity of Greek and later South-Italian Greek figural pottery, Daunian ware continued in its localized production to the end of the 4th century BC. Daunian ware is more rustic compared to Black-Glazed and Red-Figure ware with which it is contemporary.
Cf. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, inv. no. MS1590; F.L. Bastet, Pot en Pensel, exhibition catalog, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden te Leiden, 1985, p. 68.
Formerly in the J. S. collection, Pennsylvania; previously in a Washington, D.C. private collection.