Apulian Greek Gnathia-Ware Kylix


Apulian Greek Gnathia-Ware Kylix

An ancient Apulian Greek black glazed Gnathia-ware kylix with attenuated handles and a cylindrical foot. In the interior is painted a woman in profile wearing a kekryphalos and chignon. The interior rim painted with a meander pattern, the exterior with a laurel wreath.

Apulia, Magna Graecia, Southern Italy.
Ca. 330-300 BC.
Width: 8 in. (20 cm).
Handles repaired, otherwise intact.

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.
The output and quality of the Greek colonial potters working in Apulia increased greatly following the Peloponnesian War when Attic exports fell off sharply. Apulian craftsmanship is an amalgamation of the Ionian (Athenian, Attic) conventions, and Doric (western colonial Greek) styles, with a noticeable native Italian aesthetic.

Formerly in the collection of G. Granelli de Croon, 1965-1970, Switzerland.

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