An early Apulian copy of the Attic "Pheidian" ware, the broad, squat form with a wide round foot, low rounded belly, low concave neck, flaring rim, a thin double-rolled handle attached to the rim and shoulder, the top ends splayed out along the rim edge, the body covered in vertical ribbing, the surface covered in a lustrous black gloss.
For a related example, see: Hayes, John W., Greek and Italian Black-Gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum, 1984, no. 79.
Dimensions: Height: 7 cm (2 3/4 inches), Width: 10 cm (3.93 inches)
Condition: Minor chips to the gloss but otherwise intact and in excellent condition.
Provenance: Collection of Andre de Munter, Belgium, acquired in 1994. With a stamped certificate by F. Coene, clerk for the First Tribunal, Brussels, June 26, 2009.
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