A Daunian Decorated Pottery Askos
A Daunian Decorated Pottery Askos
A Daunian Decorated Pottery Askos

A Daunian Decorated Pottery Askos

350 BC to 325 BC Canosa, Puglia, Italy

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The spherical body is so evenly constructed that it is able to rest upright on the smallest area of the smooth underside. The wide spout has a flaring rim decorated to the inside with interlocking S shapes and the wide strap handle is finished with a small knob at the base. The upper portion of the askos is ornamented with listati(bands of decoration); wavy lines, dotted zig-zags, undulating vine-leaves and scrolling tendrils with small animals. Each design is separated by a pair of parallel undulating lines and the lower half of the receptacle is decorated with vertical garlands, animals and birds. The decoration as a whole is designed to emphasise the swelling shape of the body.
Heinz Weisz Collection, Geneva, acquired in the 1960's.
Musee d'art et d'histoire, Geneva, 24 October 2002 - 19 January 2003
Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris, 5 February - 5 April 2003
L'Art Premier des Lapyges Ceramique Antique d'Italie Meridionale by J. Chamay and C. Courtois.Exhibition Catalogue, Musee d'art et d'histoire, Geneva, 2002, no. 56
Height 34.80 cm (13.70 inches)
Diameter 32.00 (12.60 inches)
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