Large Figurative Vase from Canosa

Culture: Greek/Canosan
Period: 3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 44.8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2280
Provenance: French private collection, prior in a private collection in Saint Louis, USA.
Condition: Intact
Description: Large figurative vase, a so-called Canosan pseudo-vase because they are without base and almost exclusively produced for sepulchral purposes. The vase in form of a female head with a smiling face and fine features. Her hair cascading in large curls at the back and framing the face. Above a radial crown made of foliage. The long neck narrowing towards the centre and broadening before the very curved spout. A highly curved handle originating from the back of the head with a middle ridge, finishing at the back of the spout. On the front of the handle a stamped female head.