4 June 2008
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
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
with T. Fujita, 1970s.
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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.
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