12 December 2002
TWO GREEK BLACK-GLAZED GUTTI
South Italy, Circa Early 3rd Century B.C.
Both of similar form with a squat ribbed body on a high foot with a ring handle set at a right angle to the elongated spout, the discus of the smaller one molded with a winged Nike killing a bull, that of the larger one with a facing head of Apollo
5¼ in. (13.3 cm) high for the larger (2)
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