Greek black glaze pottery mug
Red clay with glossy metallic black slip, only inside of base is reserved.
Ca. 4th century B.C.
Magna Graecia (greek colony in Southern Italy)
Voluminous mug with ring-shaped base, short flat shoulder, short cylindrical neck, wide lip and a bi-furcate handle.
Body decorated with grooves.
Height 69 mm, diameter 91 mm
Body in very good condition. Two fragments at lip restored and one reconstructed, minor chips, handle re-attached.
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, St. Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum 6, Pl. 28.1-2 (the mug shown there decorated below the lip)
Acquired 2021 from a North Germany private collection. Acquired between 1980 and 1985 at auction house Schwarzer Bär Roland A. Exner, Hanover, Germany.
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