Here you find a fine example of ancient Daunian pottery. South Italic origin, dated to circa 350 BC and found by Captain Byron Farwell during the end of WWII in southeastern Italy. Shallow terracotta bowl decorated with geometric and scalloped designs in brown pigment over deep buff base; reverse left reserved. Has two ancient holes in rim that allowed for hanging piece on wall. Measures 8-1/2"D x 1-3/4"H with a silver dollar-sized spall on interior with edge crack emanating from it, plus typical surface wear, as shown.
Published in 1953, figure 55, The Farwell Collection, by Franklin P. Johnson.
Provenance: Ex-Byron Farwell Collection.