Apulian Black Glazed Guttus: Gorgon Head
An ancient Apulian Greek black glazed guttus, an oil vessel, with a loop handle and funnel spout. The central disk is moulded with a Gorgoneion.
Apulia, Magna Graecia, Southern Italy.
Gorgons were frightful witch-like female deities in Greek mythology. Medusa, whose gaze could turn a man to stone, is the most well known. Gorgons were protective deities whose very visage inspired fear. These apotropaic images on vases were meant to scare off all manner of threats.
cf.: CVA, fascicule 14, Krannert Art Museum, (1989), pl. 64.
Formerly in a European private collection.
BUY or BID Sale
Over this summer, we identified objects of interest to include in our Fall 2018 Buy or Bid Sale. To entice you, we reduced prices on select objects. For other objects, we are willing to consider reasonable offers.
We reduced the price of this guttusd from $1,250 to $750
You can purchase the item by following the "Purchase" link on this page.
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