An ancient Daunian horn-handled kyathos, a wine ladle, with geometric decorations.
Daunia, Southern Italy.
Despite the popularity of Greek and later South-Italian Greek figural pottery, Daunian ware continued in its localized production to the end of the 4th century BC. Daunian ware is more rustic compared to Black-Glazed and Red-Figure ware with which it is contemporary.
cf.: M. Mazzei, La Daunia Antica, (Milan, 1984), pg. 175, pl. 218
Formerly in a Swiss private collection, acquired between 1960 and 1980.