Globular flask enhanced with incised tendrils and ivy leaves around the body.
A couple of pierced holes for suspension just below the flared rim point to a use as bath or gymnasium bottle to contain oil.
Glaze misfired to a warm red as the result of exceeding heat during the firing process.
Greek, South Italian Gnathia Ware, ca. 300 BC
H. 6 cm (2.4 in)
D. 4.1 cm (1.6 in)
Intact. Some incised line splintered off, minor pitting on the surface. Fine condition.
Private collection of J. R., New York, acquired in the 1980-1990s.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed