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Apulian Kylix with ‘Ghost’ Figure Inside, 4th Cent. BC

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

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Apulian Kylix with ‘Ghost’ Figure Inside, 4th Cent. BC

Black-glazed kylix of shallow curved bowl with handles attached quite below the rim. The cup is standing on a bulged ring foot.
On the floor the ‘ghost’ of a youth standing in graceful pose and encircled by concentric lines. The young man is leaning back a little, his right arm is outstretched, with the left he is holding a staff.
The figure was initially rendered in Sixth technique with applied red, much like on Xenon wares. The color is faded now leaving the darker tint on the glaze.
Apulian, 4th century BC
D. 15.1 cm (5.9 in)
W. over handles 22.2 cm (8.75 in)
Complete. Soft ceramic fired at a low temperature with eroded outside surface and worn black glaze.
Swiss private collection, by descent. In family possession before 1968. (data will be provided to the buyer)

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