Greek, South Italy, Daunian, ca. 4th century BCE. A traditional Daunian-form funnel krater with a broad conical rim, rounded body with two raised looped handles and two raised paddle-shaped handles. The body is richly decorated with thick and thin bands, curves, and striations painted in brown umber pigments on a white ground. As early as the 6th century BCE, Daunia was an extremely wealthy region as is evidenced by the rich grave goods from the urban centers of Canosa, Arpi, and Salapia among others. Daunian pottery, departs in decorative program from the black glazed and red figure South Italic Greek pottery, and is characterized by voluminous rounded forms with geometric and linear patterns in earthen tones as we see in this intriguing example. Size: 10" W x 8.65" H (25.4 cm x 22 cm)
Compare to similar examples in "The Art of The Italic Peoples, from 3000 BC to 300 BC", Electa Napoli, 1993.
Provenance: private Alabama, USA collection; ex-Roy Green collection
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Intact, with rich deposits on surface. Great preservation of pigment.