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Magna Graecia Xenon Ware Kantharos , Apulian Ceramic

Magna Graecia Xenon Ware Kantharos , Apulian Ceramic

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 923796

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Ancient Italian ceramic vessel with cylindrical construction with a flaring rim, low foot and two moulded handles. Foot has a rounded underside. Reddish clay with black gloss, with washed red decoration covering upper part of body between handles, four horizontal lines and chevron pattern. Tongues beneath rim and obverse side identical. Dates to the 4th century BC and measures 3.5 inches in diameter.

This type of "Greek" ceramic is classified as Xenon ware as was named after a similar kantharos that is found in the Frankfurt Museum and has inscribed in it the word "XENON". This pottery is a combination of native Greek (Attic) pottery and that of southern Italian Greek manufacturing technique.