Apulian Red-Figure Kylix
An ancient Apulian Greek red-figure stemless kylix by the Red Swan Group with a swan surrounded by concentric circles and a band of laurel on the interior painted over the black glazed surface.
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.
Cf. J. Paul Getty Museum, inv. no. 81.AE.34, also attributed to the Red Swan Group.
Formerly in the J. S. collection, Pennsylvania, acquired at Bonham's, London, 2009; previously in the collection of George and Betty Csonka, London, acquired in London between the 1980 -1990s.