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Daunian High Handle Jug, 500-475 BC

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

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Daunian High Handle Jug, 500-475 BC
$ 1200

Daunian bag-shaped vessel with a high strap handle broadening just above the join with the short flared rim. The handle with vestigial horns on top is showing pierced and contoured apotropaic eyes. They frame a red rectangular box filled with three tiny points inside. Above a frieze of filled and linear diamonds. At rear of the handle with ladder design. The body decorated with red and slate blue bands, the broadest with groups of tiny strokes, the lowest band with hooks. Rim with a band of semicircular lines in added blue. For the shape cf. plate 10, fig. 7 combined with handle F in: Ettore de Juliis. La Ceramica Geometrica della Daunia. Florence 1977. The shape belongs to the Daunian Subgeometric II, which lasts from 550 to 400 BC. Similar examples from Ordona could be dated to 500-475 BC – cf. item no. 48, p. 34 in: Filli Rossi. Ceramica Geometrica Daunia della Collezione Ceci Macrini. Bari 1979. Ceramic. Daunian, 500-475 BC. H. to handle 21.5 cm (8.4 in), H. to rim 14.3 cm (5.6 in), D. belly 18 cm (7.1 in). Superb quality and condition. Part of the rim reattached with small restored section. Otherwise intact and of fine condition. Applied colors well preserved with minor wear in places, small areas on the rim retouched. Art market England (data will be provided to the buyer).

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