Small Jug of Gnathia Ware with Ribbed Body

Culture: Greek/Gnathia
Period: 2nd half of 4th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 11.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2389
Provenance: Rhenish private collection, 1980s. Thence Gerald Ebinger collection, Vienna, Austria.
Condition: Except for color losses on the handle, base and parts of the body intact and of beautiful quality.
Description: Finely modelled, black glazed jug with red, yellow and white painting. The bulbous, ribbed corpus stands on a finely profiled, slightly offset ring base. The neck with a yellow and white meander, underneath a white wavy line and above it dotted decoration. White tongues all around the rim, underneath floral decoration in red and white between thin, yellow lines. The circular handle starts at the neck and ends on the shoulder. The rim is curved outwards in a funnel shape.