Epichysis of the Gnathia Ware

Culture: Greek/Apulia
Period: Late 4th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 16.6 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2410
Provenance: Private collection Professor Dr. Rudolf Leopold (1925-2010), Vienna, Austria. Thence in the family estate.
Condition: Excellently preserved with vivid colors.
Description: Magnificent epichysis with a beaked spout and high arching handle which reaches the ovoid corpus with a sharp vertical bend. On the beginning of the handle on both sides lionhead applications. The entire jug is completely black-glazed, except for a small area on the ring foot, and painted with white, yellow and red colors. On the neck ray decoration, below egg-and-dart pattern, wave band and dotted decoration. On the corpus itself bicolor leaves and vine tendrils. The ring foot is off set and finely profiled.