Daunian Double-Spouted Askos
An ancient Daunian double-spouted askos, each spout with an integral strainer, the body decorated with 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. Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. no. 06.1021.247; University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, inv. no. MS1591.
Formerly in the J. S. collection, Pennsylvania, acquired in Brussels in 2013; previously in a Belgian private collection, acquired before 1985.