Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A DAUNIAN POTTERY DOUBLE SITULA
APULIA, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
Formed from two ovoid jars, each with a flat base and flaring mouth, joined together with a high-arching handle, painted with decorative bands, including lanceolate pendants, interlocking circles, and laurel, the lowest register with single decorative elements including dolphins, divided by vertical columns of interlocking circles, concentric arches on the interior of the rim, chevron on the handle, enhanced with bands of pink and red
8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) high
Cutler Collection, Scottsdale, Arizona; Sotheby's, New York, 8 December 1994, lot 402.
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Phoenix Art Museum, The Cutler Collection of Ancient Greek Ceramics, 13 October 1984 - 6 January 1985.
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