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Greek Apulian Guttus with Satyr, 350-340 BC

Greek Apulian Guttus with Satyr, 350-340 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1124830
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Bernhard I. Mller, PhD
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$ 1300

The medallion decorated with the head of a satyr with wild locks and curled heavy beard. The face shows a fleshy nose, full lips and wide open eyes topped by marked eyebrows. The bold head with fine floccus. Goat-like ears.
Satyrs and silens were a very popular subject in the decoration of gutti.
The head is from the same mold as inv. no. 20187 in the Bari Archaeological Museum, cf. fig. no. 81 (T84) in: Fernando Gilotta. Gutti e askoi a rilievo italioti ed etruschi. Roma 1985.
The referred guttus is dicussed on page 97 and dated 350-340 BC. The fine head is supposed to be a stamp from a metallic handle attachment.
Cf. also fig. 212, pp. 389-390 in: Marie-Odile Jentel. Les Gutti et les Askoi à Reliefs Étrusques et Apuliens. Leiden 1976. (size of the medallion is identical).
The black-glazed vessel features a swelling rounded body with flat top. A band handle applied from the shoulder of the body to the rear of the tubular spout. High ring foot with vestigial groove.
The guttos is supposed to be a container for holding oil or even to fill up oil lamps with. The name guttus may mean that the content is to be released drop by drop – a feature reached by the moldings on the rim and the elongated spout which does not allow air to come easily in.
Greek Apulian, 350-340 BC
H. 8.1 cm (3.2 in)
D. 8.5 cm (3.3 in)
Intact and of museum quality. Silvery black glaze.

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