Southern Italic vessel of bag-shaped body and double strap handles.
Panels with red bands around the neck framed by black lines. A couple of angular hooks with red color inside on the belly. Horizontal lines on the handles.
The Peucetians were located in South Italy ruling the important towns of Canosa, Silvium and Bitonto. They were of Illyrian origin and culturally related to the adjacent Daunians and Messapians.
For similar devices on the belly, cf. plate 49 in: Ettore de Juliis. La ceramica geometrica della Peucezia. Rome 1995.
Italic Peucetian, Geometric II, 575-525 BC
H. 10.7 cm (4.2 in)
Reconstituted from few fragments, both handles reattached. Otherwise good condition. Finely modeled vase with very thin wall and well preserved decoration.
Swiss private collection. Thence Swiss art market (data to the buyer)
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.