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Lot 0085
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Greek, Southern Italy, Daunia, ca. 6th to 4th BCE. Terracotta horn-handled wine ladle with geometric decorations; round shallow bowl with painted thick / thin bands encircling; topped by a two horned strap handle with a stylized head between resembling an owl, then another set of eyes and a fineline diamond design further down front of handle. Concentric circles around inner bowl with a painted swastika on the tondo. The swastika was a symbol of good luck to many cultures until the usage in the 1930's by Hitler and the Nazis … A fine example with a desirable owl and swastika! Size: 5.5" W x 6" H (14 cm x 15.2 cm)

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection acquired before 2000

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Repaired from 3 or 4 pieces, but appears quite excellent.

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Daunian Pottery Kyathos w/ Owl Handle

Estimate $900 - $1,350Sep 25, 2017