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Magna Graecia Xenon Ware Kantharos-amphora , Apulian

Magna Graecia Xenon Ware Kantharos-amphora , Apulian

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 923800

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Ancient Italian ceramic vessel with cylindrical construction with a narrow neck and flaring rim, high foot and two high arching handles. Reddish clay with black gloss, with washed red decoration covering. Greek key decoration encircles the vessel with two horizontal lines on one side and three on the obverse. Has minor calcium deposits. Dates to the 4th century BC and measures 2.75 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.