London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
THE PROPERTY OF DR DESMOND MORRIS
A LARGE DAUNIAN POTTERY ASKOS
CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
The squat body on flat base, the cylindrical vertical spout with wide horizontal rim, with strap handle, painted overall in purple-brown and red bands of decoration including meander, dotted zigzag, spots, chevrons and ivy leaves flanking wavy lines, the base with cross-hatched circle surrounded by infilled trapezoidal segments, one with a single swastika, repaired
9½ in. (24.1 cm.) high
Acquired during the 1970s.
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