Hellenistic vase from "Museum fuer Morgenlandfahrer"

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Object number
Object: Jug with handle

Material: Red clay with a beige slip and black painting.

Period: Circa 4th to 2nd cent. BC.
Hellenistic period.

Description:    Bulbous jug with discus as foot. Body with steep walls, flat shoulder and a conically opening spout. A strap handle attaches seamlessly to the spout, the other end attaches to the body below the shoulder. The body is decorated in the center by a wide black stripe, below and above it another thin black stripe. Three more thin black stripes adorn the inside of the spout, and others on the outside of the handle.
A product from ancient Mainland Greece or Magna Graecia.

Dimensions: 128 mm diameter, 138 mm height incl. handle.

Condition: 29mm long chipping on the lip, 20mm long piece missing on the belly (ancient manufacturing error). Otherwise complete and intact. Not restored. Overall, a very well-preserved example with the original black paintwork.

Provenance: Acquired by us from a German auction house in 2016. From the famous collection of Ernst-Ulrich Walter, Museum für Morgenlandfahrer, Leutwitz in Saxony, Germany. Museum acc. no. SW2374.

E.-U. Walter assembled his collection between 1963 and 1986. From 1963 to 1974 he worked as a lawyer specializing in international commercial law, which involved numerous trips to countries in the Mediterranean region and Asia. Between 1974 and 1978 Mr. Walter consulted the family of the Shah of Persia and received numerous historical objects for his collection for his services. During his lifetime he made his collection accessible to the public at his residence in Saxony. Part of the Walter Collection was also exhibited in the Museum der Westlausitz/Kamenz, Germany, in 2010 and 2011 (published in the "Ex Oriente Lux" catalogue for the exhibition). Walter deceased in 2013.

Authenticity: We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of every artefact, all items are subject to our lifetime return policy on authenticity.