Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Campania, Gnathian Teano Ware, ca. 340 to 320 BCE. A wheel thrown shallow Teano Ware bowl on a small, narrow circular foot with a band of wave motifs encircling an intricately stamped pattern. Teano ware is a genre of ceramics created in the last quarter of the 4th century BCE to the first half of the 3rd century BCE and named for the ancient Teanum Sidicinum, the primary site in northern Campania where they were found, most likely their main center of production. Black is the primary color with added white pigment used for the painted decoration and fine red teardrop forms highlighting the stamped central flower on the tondo as well as fine red miltos used to highlight the incised grooves. The clay is pale orange. This plate is a typical example of Teano ware in its shape and decoration, most likely used for votive or funerary purposes. Size: 5.75" W x 2" H (14.6 cm x 5.1 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Griffin Art Gallery, Florida, Ex Christies, Lot 485, December 7, 2000
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