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Rare Apulian mug with ribs, late 4th century BC

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1311495
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Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
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Ribbed mug with straight, slightly tapering wall. A loop handle set vertically just below the rim. Covered with black glaze except for a small area on the bottom and the ring foot. The shape was inspired by mugs made in metal.
For a related type, assumed to be Apulian, cf. item no. 5533 in: Jean-Paul Morel. Céramique campanienne: Les formes. Rome 1981.
Apulian, late 4th century BC
7.4 cm (2.9 in)
D. rim 7.8 cm (3.1 in)
W. over handle 10.4 cm (4.1 in)
Broken and reconstituted from fragments. Good quality and condition. Black glaze slightly mottled. Careful setting of the horizontal ribs.
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