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Greek Gnathian Epychisis Vessel - Flowers & Greek Key Lot 22 Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Jul 19

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (37) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263799541026 LOT 22Seller's Estimate: USD 900 - 1,400 Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Gnathian, ca. 4th century BCE. A classic South Italic example of an epychisis, a vessel for holding ointments and perfumes, with an incredible silvery patina. The vessel has a beautiful avian-form spout with eye-like attachments at the sides and a long, open, deeply-grooved, beak-like mouth. The tall strap handle rises from the back of the spout, then curves at an acute angle down to meet the shoulder. The body is round, almost reel-shaped, with a projecting rim underneath the shoulder and at the foot. A Greek key meander adorns the lower body, while lovely floral vines are painted on the shoulder in red, white, and yellow hues. Size: 6.875" H (17.5 cm) This impressive decorative technique is typical for pottery which is commonly called Gnathian, after the name of present-day Egnazia (located on the Adriatic coast of Apulia). In the middle of the nineteenth century, pottery with this type of decoration was found during excavations of the cemeteries of Egnazia (and nearby Fasano). Ever since, it has been known as the pottery of Egnazia, or Gnathia pottery, even though not all of it was in fact made at Egnazia. Literature: J. Richard Green, "Gnathia and Other Overpainted Wares of Italy and Sicily: a Survey", in Evelyne Geny (ed., sous la direction de Pierre Leveque et Jean-Paul Morel), Ceramiques Hellenistiques et Romaines III (Besancon, Presses Universitaires Franc-Comtoises, 2001), 57-103; J. Richard Green, "The Gnathia Pottery of Apulia ", in: Margaret Ellen Mayo - Kenneth Hamma (eds.), The Art of South Italy. Vases from Magna Graecia (Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1982), p. 252-258. Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #135272 Condition Report: Tip of spout has been reattached.Tiny nick to upper edge of spool-shaped body. The black glaze has developed a beautiful iridescence. Normal surface wear with areas of pigment loss, but most of the painted program is very well preserved. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Fine Antiquities/Ethnographic Art offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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