Apulian Red-Figure Oinochoe
An ancient Apulian Greek red-figure oinochoe (Type VIII) with a seated female on a rocky outcrop holding a cluster of grapes in her right hand and a basket in her left hand, a band of olive leaves above.
Apulia, Magna Graecia, Southern Italy.
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 S. G. collection, New York.