**First Time At Auction**
Ancient Near East, Holy Land, Judea, ca. 400 to 200 BCE; Greece, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd to 2nd century BCE; Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 340 to 325 BCE. A lovely gathering of nine ancient terracotta vessels from three distinctive periods of antiquity. First are three vessels from the Holy Land with slanted bases, piriform bodies, flared rims, and applied loop handles; each has sets of concentric horizontal striations, and one has a spool-shaped neckline. Second are two redware vessels from the Hellenistic era. One is tall in form with a squat footed base, a slender body, a short handle, and a rolled rim. The other Hellenistic vessel is a deep-red oinochoe with a flat base, wide body, and a trefoil spout. Last are four vessels that hail from Apulia. There are two olpes, one with a flared and upturned rim and the other with a protruding footed base; a squat alabastron with a wide footed base and a spherical body; and a tall lekythos with a piriform body, short handle, and a collared rim. Size of tallest (Holy Land): 5.5" H (14 cm).
Provenance: private Carlton collection, Los Angeles, California, USA, acquired between 1965 and 1980
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