Richly decorated Gnathia ware oinochoe from Prof. Fremersdorf collection

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Object: Apulian oinochoe

Material: Clay with black slip, painted in white, red and yellow.
So-called Gnathia pottery

Date: Second half 4th century B.C.
Early Hellenistic epoch

Description:    High, elegant vessel with broad foot. Pear-shaped body, high neck with circular profile. Long, beak-shaped spout, decorated at the neck with lion heads to each side.
The body is painted with friezes of egg-and-dart, vine branches, pearls and lines.

Size: Height 190 mm, diameter 70 mm

Condition: Very well preserved, delicate piece of ancient art. Only minimal wear. Handle professionally restored. Painting in excellent condition, vivid colors. Sticker "7153 13" on bottom.

References: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Rennes, Musee des Beaux Arts, Pl. 43.5
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum 5, Pl. 276.1-3 (nur Form)

Provenance: Acquired in 2021 at a German auction house. From the collection of the archeologist Prof. Fritz Fremersdorf (1894 - 1983), Cologne, Germany, consigned by his family. Prof. Fremersdorf was the first one to dedicate himself to provincial Roman archeology in Cologne. Between 1923 and 1959, he was the director of what is known today as the Romano-Germanic Museum in Cologne and significantly contributed to strongly extending the museum collection via acquisition of important private collections.

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