8 June 2004
AN APULIAN GNATHIAN-WARE HYDRIA
CIRCA 325-300 B.C.
Black-glazed, with vertical ribbing on the body, a smooth, unribbed, horizontal band along the handle zone, centered by a female head emerging from elaborate scrolling tendrils, a band of ivy on the reverse, the neck with a necklace composed of drop-shaped pendants hanging from two levels of a zigzag chain, the ribbed horizontal handles with a ring in relief at the center, the handle plates and the foot molded with kymation, molded egg-and-dart along the rim
24½ in. (62.2 cm.) high
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1980.
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