Apulian Black Glazed Gnathia-Ware Mug
An ancient Apulian Greek black glazed Gnathia-ware mug, with a single handle. The rim is painted with foliate patterns in white and gold; the body is decorated with incised ribs, a reserve band around the foot. (Shape 8M, Knudsen Group).
Apulia, Magna Graecia, Southern Italy.
Gnathia ware is so named as it was first found at the Apulian site of Egnathia. The black glaze ware is often decorated with red, white, or yellow floral motifs. Production probably was centered around Taras, with workshops in Egnathia and Canosa.
cf.: Padgett, Comstock, Hermann & Vermeule, Vase Painting in Italy; Red-Figure and Related Works in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (Boston, 1993), pp. 210-211, nos. 140-142.
Formerly in the collection of Edward J. W. Hildyard, (d. 1964), England; thence by descent, (inv. H. 106).