Apulian Gnathia Trefoil Oinochoe
An ancient Apulian Gnathia trefoil oinochoe with striated vertical ribbing around the body; a theater mask on the neck and a handle terminating in the head of a feline.
Apulia, Magna Graecia, South Eastern Italy.
Gnathia ware is so named as it was first found at the Apulian site of Egnathia. The black glaze ware is often decorated with applied red, white, or yellow painted floral motifs. Production probably was centered around Taras, with workshops in Egnathia, Canosa and Sicily..
Formerly in the collection of Jerome Eisenberg, New York.