Daunian Askos with a Handle with Bull’s Horns

Culture: Daunian
Period: 5th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 16.2 cm x 17.4 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 4141
Provenance: Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York 1970s. From there acquired by a New York private collection.
Condition: Intact
Description: Wonderfully preserved askos in the form of a stylized bird. The spout in the front symbolizing the head is raised high with a horizontal, slightly bent rim. At the back there is a round, basin-shaped opening that represents the tail. Small holes in the body sift the liquid and ensure that it only drips slowly into the basin. The handle in the form of a stylized bull head and a central eye. The geometric painting in red and black with triangles, bands, circles and dots decorate the entire vessel and is mostly preserved.