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Greek Messapian Bichrome Pottery Trozella Lot 13B Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Aug 2

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (37) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263839702976 LOT 13BSeller's Estimate: USD 2,000 - 3,000 Classical world, Southern Italy, Apulia, Messapian tribe, ca. 5th to 3rd century BCE. A stylish example of the most famous Messapian form, the trozella (sometimes "trozzella"). The vessel has high strap handles, each punctuated at the top by round "wheels" ("trozella" means, in the local dialect, "little wheels"). The body is wide, with a pronounced rim that flows seamlessly into the handles, and the entire piece stands on a short, round foot. Around the body are well-rendered, diamond-shaped designs with cross-hatched interiors, and concentric bands as well as stippled motifs around the shoulders, all in an umber hue atop a creamy-beige ground. An uppercase Greek "Psi" letter rests at the base of one handle near the mouth opening, with X-shaped designs around it. A beautiful example! Size: 7.25" W x 8.875" H (18.4 cm x 22.5 cm). Although the Messapian people were influenced by Greek colonists in other parts of southern Italy, they had a distinctive culture that included burial practices uniquely their own - and their distinctive terracotta form, the trozella, played a role. Unlike the Greeks in Apulia, Messapians reused their tombs for several burials, probably from the same family. Whenever a tomb was reused, the earlier grave goods were removed, along with the body, and then reburied inside or outside the same tomb. In this culture, grave goods indicated both social standing and gender, and the trozella is only found in the graves of women. The quality of the artwork on this trozella suggests that it was placed in the tomb of a high status woman. See a similar example, with less refined artwork, that sold in 2001 at Christie's for $1723: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-messapian-pottery-trozella-circa-330-300-bc-3806993-details.aspx Provenance: private Secaucus, New Jersey, 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. #131336 Condition Report: Expected age-commensurate surface wear, with minor nicks to rim, handles, and base. Fading and some discoloration to pigmentation, with a couple of stable hairline fissures on body, otherwise intact and excellent. Light earthen deposits throughout. 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.Antiquities | Egypt, Greece, Italy, Asia offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, August 02, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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