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