Apulian Gnathia Skyphos
A large ancient Apulian Greek black glazed Gnathia skyphos, decorated in added whit and yellow, ochre and white paint with a dove in flight and grape leaf garland.
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 a North Carolina private collection.