c. 450-350 B.C.
Decorated terracotta, strap-handled juglet, painted with cream ground having deep brown and red-brown band decoration, spoked around rim, and draped dressing around base. In excellent and original condition. Light encrustations and very minor paint loss, otherwise intact.
4 x 4.3 inches (10 x 11.1 cms)
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Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority
Part of the Apulian area of Italy, the Daunian people were a native Italic tribe. Their pottery is distinctive especially when compared to the Greek vessels produced at the time. Although influenced by Greek decorative motifs and shapes, they never abandoned their traditional local style which Daunian taste seemed to demand. Daunian ware is more rustic compared to black-figure and red-figure ware, and is characterized by rounded forms with geometric and linear patterns in earthen tones. Later examples include preference for human, animal, and bird forms: vases with zoomorphic bodies, handles and appendages in the shapes of hands, ears, and faces. These vases often appear bizarre to the modern eye, especially when compared to the restrained elegance of their Athenian counterparts, but their exuberance and charm is undeniable.