Apulian Gnathia Ware Lekanis
An ancient Apulian Greek Gnathia ware lekanis, the lid decorated with radiating lines in added white and yellow, a band of red around the border and a laurel wreath around the edge.
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 Jerome Eisenberg, New York, acquired in 1998; previously with H. Cahn, Basel, Switzerland.