Magna Graecia, South Italic Colonies, Campania, ca. 360 to 320 BCE. A wheel-thrown kylix with a squat foot, a wide, shallow body, and a pair of applied parabolic handles that curve over themselves at the terminals. The majority of the exterior is covered in a black glaze, aside from a tiny unglazed ring on the underside of the foot. Incised in tondo is a five-pointed star surrounding a small human face, forming a maker's mark. Size: 7" W x 2" H (17.8 cm x 5.1 cm)
Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-private Scottsdale, Arizona, USA collection
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Intact, with light root marks and a faint iridescent patina on the lower exterior.