Daunian bag-shaped vessel enhanced with a carefully rendered female protome just below the straight rim. The head with large lentoid earrings (?) and a necklace: the hair painted blue, short strokes along the body.
A rounded strainer type spout at rear and a strap handle to the side.
Buff colored vessel with red-brown and dark blue bands, a band of diamonds around the belly.
For further bird-like female protomes cf. items no. 36, 39, 46 and 49 in: J. Chamay, Ch. Courtois. Lâ€™Art Premier Des Iapyges. Milano 2002.
Daunian, Subgeometric II, 550-400 BC
H. to handle 10 cm (3.9 in)
H. to head 9 cm (3.5 in)
H. to rim 6.5 cm (2.5 in)
Pristine condition. Two minor rim chips, otherwise intact.
Swiss private collection, in family possession before 1968.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed