Apulian Gnathia-Ware Skyphos
An ancient Apulian Greek black glazed Gnathia-ware skyphos, decorated with bands of gold, red and white designs, a swirling tendril frames a female silhouette bust of a female in profile in the central panel, with acanthus leaves below.
Apulia, Magna Graecia, Southern 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 red, white, or yellow floral motifs. Production probably was centered around Taras, with workshops in Egnathia and Canosa.
Formerly in a Maine private collection.