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Rare large greek Messapian Kantharos or amphora

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Rare large greek Messapian Kantharos or amphora
$595.00

Beautiful Messapian Kantharos from circa 425 B.C. in perfect condition. Superbly preserved cream colour slip with dark reddish brown decorations surrounding the body, handle and inside rim. Down turned rays on the outside rim and floral decorations; all in classic Daunian style. Elegant high bellied body with wide rim and flaring foot. The strap handles are intact and flow right into the rim and belly.

A very large specimen, possibly more of an amphora than a kantharos.

Size: 190 mm. wide and 136 mm. high.

Condition: Choice and unrepaired. Minor chip to the rim, othervise perfect with wonderfully complete and strong decorations!


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