Campanian Guttus with a Female Head

Culture: Greek/Campanian
Period: 350-300 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 9.8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2520
Provenance: Belgian private collection M. & F. Farber, acquired from André de Munter around 1980. Thence in the gallery Libris 44 in Brussels, Belgium. With an old inventory card and a note with a price estimation.
Condition: Intact
Description: Black-glazed guttus standing on a profiled foot ring. The spout with a long neck that narrows in the middle and a triple-profiled rim. The mirror is decorated with a head of a woman in three quarter view with a sakkos pulled over the back of her head. The circular corpus encircled with 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.