Greek guttos with Helios in molded-relief

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AR2490
From the Greek colonies of Southern Italia, Magna Graecia. 4th - early 3rd century B.C. Ex London private collection, acquired in the 1960s.
Object:       Guttos or Guttus (vessel for oil)

Material: Red clay with glossy black slip

Date: 4th - early 3rd century B.C.
Early hellenistic epoch

Description:    Guttos from the Greek colonies of Southern Italia, Magna Graecia. Convex body on high profiled pedestal foot, steep shoulder decorated with grooves. Vertical, funnel-shaped spout. On top a central medaillon depicting Helios in molded-relief.

Size: Diameter 123 mm, height 127 mm.

Condition: Nicely preserved, black slip partially worn. Stable crack at spout.

Reference: For the shape, see e.g.:
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Mannheim, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen 2, Pl. 53.1-4
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Cambridge, Fogg Museum and Gallatin Collections, Pl. 64.6

Provenance: Acquired 2018 from a US-American auction house. Ex London private collection, acquired in the 1960s.

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