Greek guttos with Helios in molded-relief
From the Greek colonies of Southern Italia, Magna Graecia. 4th - early 3rd century B.C. Ex London private collection, acquired in the 1960s.
Guttos or Guttus (vessel for oil)
Red clay with glossy black slip
4th - early 3rd century B.C.
Early hellenistic epoch
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.
Diameter 123 mm, height 127 mm.
Nicely preserved, black slip partially worn. Stable crack at spout.
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
Acquired 2018 from a US-American auction house. Ex London private collection, acquired in the 1960s.
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