Large Terracotta Pyxis from Canosa with Swans’ Heads

Culture: Greek/Canosan
Period: 3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 14.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2372
Provenance: Private collection Paris, France, acquired on 16 December 1984 from gallery Uraeus in Paris. With original certificate of 1984.
Condition: A leg reattached, wear on the collar, a minor wear on the edge, otherwise intact with beautifully preserved painting.
Description: Large terracotta pyxis from Canosa standing on three separately worked out feet in the form of swans' heads. On the sides of the heads also applied rosettes. The pyxis itself with abundantly preserved, polychrome painting. The rim in pink, on the corpus encircling tongue decoration in red, blue and pink. The rim protruding. The lid missing.