Campanian Guttus with Head of Zeus

Culture: Greek/Campanian
Period: 350-300 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 7.2 cm high; 11.1 cm in diameter
Price: Sold
Ref: 2429
Provenance: Private collection Karl Zieger (1939-2021), Lower Austria, Austria. Acquired on 19 June 1997 from Wiener Dorotheum. With an original expertise.
Condition: Intact
Description: A black-glazed guttus standing on a profiled ring foot. The spout with a cylindrical neck and a profiled rim. The mirror is decorated with the head of a bearded deity, probably Zeus. The circular corpus encircled by fine ribs. The handle is ring-shaped. Gutti were used to pour out liquids drop by drop. Oil lamps were possibly filled in such a way. But Gutti are also said to be early formula feeding bottles.