Messapian Oinochoe


Messapian Oinochoe

An ancient Messapian pottery oinochoe with a strap handle, the body painted with bands of brown glaze.

Apulia, Southern Italy,
Ca. 4th century BC.
Height: 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm).

The Messapians were a tribe inhabiting Southern Apulia in antiquity. Their origins are debated, but it is generally believed that they migrated across the Adriatic from Illyria during the Bronze Age. Although heavily influenced by the Greek colonies of Magna Graecia, Messapian material culture remained distinct until the region was overrun and absorbed by the Romans during the course of the second century BC.

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 oinochoe from $650 to $500

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