London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A DAUNIAN POTTERY OLLA
CIRCA SECOND HALF OF 4TH CENTURY B.C.
With everted rim, the twin loop handles with flat apex, between which two stylized hand protomes with striped 'fingers', decorated in black, the rim with short olive branches above a circle of leaves, the body with encircling bands and wavy lines, an olive wreath around the middle, below which an ivy wreath with undulating tendrils
12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm.) high
Desmond Morris collection; acquired during the 1970s.
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Cf. S. Cassani (ed.), The Art of the Italic Peoples from 3000 to 300 B.C., Naples, 1993, p. 323, no. 212 for similar.
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