Hand-made Daunian jug with bag-shaped body, narrow neck and flat rim.
The top of the handle with prong-like projections and a circular lump between, all with pierced holes.
Decorated with dull black and reddish brown bands, meander friezes, herringbone and dotted lines. On the base a wheel motif.
Modeled by hand without a potter's wheel. Carefully applied decoration.
Shape and decoration belong to the Daunian Subgeometric II period, which lasts from 550 to 400 BC.
For a coarse example, cf. Beazley Archive vase no 1000099.
Daunian, Subgeometric II, middle to late bichrome, 500-450 BC
H. to handle 15.4 cm (6.1 in)
H. to rim 8.8 cm (3.5 in)
D. belly 10 cm (3.9 in)
Excellent condition. Point of one prong missing, tiny craze along the belly fixed.
From the estate of the German private collector H.S., Lower Rhine, acquired in February 1988.
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.