Apulian Gnathia-Ware Skyphos

 

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.
Ca. 330-280 BC.
Height: 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm).
Intact.

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.
The output and quality of the Greek colonial potters working in Apulia increased greatly following the Peloponnesian War when Attic exports fell off sharply. Apulian craftsmanship is an amalgamation of the Ionian (Athenian, Attic) conventions, and Doric (western colonial Greek) styles, with a noticeable native Italian aesthetic.

Formerly in a Maine private collection.

Inv#: 6383

$2,500

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