A lovely Apulian Greek ribbed olpe, Magnia Graecia, 4th Century BC, the ovoid body with flared ring foot, the body adorned with vertical ribbing in imitation of metal ware, the narrowing neck surmounted by a well-formed pouring spout, handle with three vertical ridges and decorated at the join with the back of the spout by the head of a frog or serpent. H: 10 ¼ in (26.1 cm). Well preserved with traces of vine motif down both sides of the neck suggesting either the vase underwent a change of design or was misfired in the kiln. The lovely metallic black glaze showing the vine pattern under the right light. Ex Southern California private collection.
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