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Black-Glazed Bowl (Poculum), early 3rd Century BC

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Ostracon Ancient Art
Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Zurich, Switzerland

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Black-Glazed Bowl (Poculum), early 3rd Century BC
$ 450

Fine quality bowl of rounded profile curving up sharply to a slightly incurved rim. Standing on a low rounded foot ring. On the floor four deeply impressed ivy leaf stamps, all pointing in the same direction. Typical product of the “atelier des petites estampilles”; the characteristic shape and the single orientation of the stamps is the hallmark of this class which was introduced by Morel. For the shape cf. 2783g1, 2783h1, 2784h1 in: Jean-Paul Morel. Céramique campanienne. Les formes. Rome 1981. Also: item no. 147, pp. 85-86 in: John W. Hayes. Greek and Italian Black-Gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto 1984. Ceramic. North Campanian, central Italy, early 3rd century BC. D. 14.8 cm (5.8 in), H. 6.1 cm (2.4 in). Intact apart from minor abrasion. Black lustrous gloss with metallic bluish tint on the inside. Swiss art market (data will be provided to the buyer)

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