**Originally Listed at $400**
Magna Graecia, southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 340 to 325 BCE. A very fine pottery wine cup (skyphos) presenting a classic silhouette, with a remarkably thin-walled body, twin horizontal loop handles, and a short, round foot, created in a pottery workshop in the Apulia region of southern Italy where potters were known for introducing additional pigments to the red-figure painting technique. The elaborate decorative program on this example consists of a wide register a blossoming floral vine framed by linear red and white bands with a stylized grape vine below and an abstract foliage band on the other side. The black ground is boasts wonderful iridescence. Overall, a lovely example that demonstrates skillful technique and a refined polychromatic effect characteristic of Gnathia. Size: 5.375" W x 3.375" H (13.7 cm x 8.6 cm)
Provenance: Ex-private British collection
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