Perfectly preserved hellenistic Chytra from Magna Graecia

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From a German collection, acquired 1970 from Louis Meier, UK (presumably a gallery located in London)
Object: Chytra
Globular vase with handle.

Material: Red clay with red-brown slip

Date: About 4th century BC
Magna Graecia, Greek colonies in Southern Italy, probably Apulian.

Description:    Globular jar with ring-shaped base and wide conical mouth. A flat handle connects the mouth with the shoulder.
Body decorated with several reddish-brown bands of various thickness. The outer side of the handle and the inside of the mouth are also covered with the same color.

Size: Height 138 mm, diameter 149 mm

Condition: Very good condition, no damages or restorations, just minimal wear. Original painting widely preserved. With hand-written note "Foto Griechisch, Phönizisch, Zyprisch 1970 gek. LOUIS MEIER GBP20.-" and hand-written tag "273 PT 28 2 69".

Provenance: Acquired 2018 from U. Kuehn who inherited this bowl along with other objects from the German private collection Schulz in 2018. Acquired 1970 from Louis Meier, UK (probably London).
Mr. and Mrs. Schulz have built up a large collection of prehistorical, ancient and ethnographic art in the 1960s to the early 1970s, with a focus on Cypriot Bronze and Iron Age art. The pottery objects were acquired on the London art market around 1970, many of them at Sotheby's auctions. Parts of the collection were on exhibition in the Bielefeld Museum of Art History (Kunsthistorisches Museum Bielefeld) from March 6 till April 7, 1977, as part of the exhibition "Werke der griechischen Antike" and are published in the exhibition catalogue.

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