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Daunian Pottery High Handle Jug with Geometric Pattern

Daunian Pottery High Handle Jug with Geometric Pattern

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Daunian High handle Pottery Jug with Geometric Pattern, Greeks in Southern Italy, 5th Century BCE. Wide mouth with small voids through handle. Some repair to handle and wear due to age and earthen encrustation. 8 3/4" high, in verygood condition. Ex: David Hacohen collection, Israel. born 20 October 1898, died 19 February 1984) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset between 1949 and 1953, and again from 1955 until 1969. Daunian pottery is a genus of Dauni ceramic produced in today's Italian provinces of Bari and Foggia. The pottery was created by the Dauni, a tribe of the Iapygian civilization who came from Illyria. Daunian pottery was mainly produced in the regional production centers of Ordona and Canosa di Puglia, being produced since around 700 BC. The early paintings on the pottery show the vessels with geometric patterns. The ceramics were hand-formed. They consisted of red, brown or black earth color applied with the decor. Diamonds, triangles, circles, crosses, squares, arcs, swastika and other forms of art were painted on them. The development of Daunian pottery forms is independent of the first Greek ceramics. Typical Daunian pottery include the Askos, hopper vessels and bowls with loop handles. Striking are often manual, or anthropomorphic Protomen to the sides and handles of the ceramics attached to or reproduced graphically. From the 5th century BC, Daunian pottery is influenced by the Greek forms to an extent that crude human, bird and plant figures are depicted on the pottery. From 350 BC-250 BC the decorative forms change even further.