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Lot 0040
**Originally Listed At $150**

Magna Graecia, Apulia, Canosan Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd century BCE. A pretty, buff lidded jar with a flared, flat foot, deep walls, and a round lid. Size with lid on: 5.8" W x 3.5" H (14.7 cm x 8.9 cm)

Canosa, or Canosion as it was known then, was a major center of the ceramics and pottery trade when it was a Greek polis. It produced truly unique pottery, completely different in decoration style (although not in shape) from earlier and neighboring traditions, all based on a buff body like this one. Vessels like this one were made specifically for funerary purposes, and many have been found in the chambered tombs dug out of the bedrock that surrounds Canosa.

Provenance: Ex-private Collection of James Farmer, Maryland

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Condition

Intact, with manganese deposits, encrustation, and extensive root marks, especially on the lid.

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Greek Canosan Pottery Lidded Jar

Estimate $250 - $350Apr 30, 2018
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