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A GREEK POTTERY ASKOS
A GREEK POTTERY ASKOS

HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.

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A GREEK POTTERY ASKOS
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
Glazed with dark brown slip, the broad hemispherical body on a low foot, the circular upper surface with concentric rings, a flaring nozzle fill-hole along the edge, opposing a projecting head of a dog, with erect ears and a long muzzle, its open mouth serving as the vessel spout, the fur incised, wearing a collar with a ring pendant, the vessel handle a ribbed strap joined to the back of the dog's neck
6 in. (15.2 cm.) high
Provenance
Francesca Artuner, Brussels, 1991.
Thereafter acquired by the current owner, New York.

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Lot Essay

For a related askos in the form of a dog see Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. X.21.12.

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