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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 212

    A DAUNIAN POTTERY DOUBLE SITULA

    CANOSAN, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A DAUNIAN POTTERY DOUBLE SITULA
    CANOSAN, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
    Formed from two ovoid jars with a flat base and flaring lip, joined together with a double-reeded high-arching handle, painted in black, each with a band of wave at the shoulders framed by red above, pink below, decorative bands below separated by triple or double lines, including chain, crosshatching, undulating garland, and meander, the lowest register with panels framed by zigzag and S's, the panels enclosing a star, a vine, a dolphin or a palmette, a band of egg framed by concentric arches and descending dots on the interior of the lip, the handle with bands of chain, with red between the reeds, opposing red triangles and a red zone below
    8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high


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    For related examples see nos. 80-82 in Chamay and Courtois, L'Art Permier des Iapyges, Céramique Antique d'Italie Méridionale.

    Provenance

    with T. Fujita, 1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION