Apulian Gnathia Skyphos: Lynx
An ancient Apulian Greek Gnathia skyphos with large lateral handles and a small foot with reserve band, painted with a lynx emerging from scrolling foliage, the Sun above, with decorative bands in added white above and below; by the Painter of Lecce 1075.
Apulia, Magna Graecia, South Eastern 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 applied red, white, or yellow painted floral motifs. Production probably was centered around Taras, with workshops in Egnathia, Canosa and Sicily..
Formerly in the collection of Jerome Eisenberg, New York.