Beautiful Messapian plate dating to 5th century BC, this terracotta pedestal plate in red over buff in geometric designs with small tapered foot. Two ancient holes along lid edge allowed piece to be hung from wall. See attached scan of Mrs. Farwell with plate circled among other finds. Measures 6-3/4"D x 2-7/8"H, minor surface wear, else choice.
Provenance: Ex- Farwell Collection.
Published in the book "The Farwell Collection" published in 1953 by Franklin P. Johnson, University of Chicago art historian and archaeologist. Byron Farwell was an Army captain stationed in Italy during WW II, and pieces presented in this book were excavated by him between 1944-1945 in Ordona, Italy.
Messapische unteritalischer vasen, Daunische, Italisch.