Bottle

Greek, South Italian
Early Hellenistic Period
about 320–300 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 124.

Dimensions

12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

80.624

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

A standard shape of the end of the fourth century. The beveled mouth is broad and overhanging, with a flat molding at the top; the reserved stem is short and wide.
White rays circle the enck. The body is covered by a network of white, crosshatched lines. Around the shoulder is a yellow stripe framed by two white stripes. Two yellow stripes circle the lower body.

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #124 (80.624)
BOTTLE
about 320-300 B.C.
White rays circle the neck. The body is covered by a network of white, crosshatched lines. Around the shoulder is a yellow stripe framed by two white stripes. Two yellow stripes circle the lower body.
Both the shape and the decoration are common; see, for example, Capua 8079 (CVA 4, pl. 2,5) and Lecce 1297 (Bernardini, Vasi, p. 22, pl. 46, 6). J.R. Green has dated the vogue for such “recticulate” decoration, also applied to lekythois, to the period 320-300 B.C. (CVA Universith Museum, University of Pennsylvania 1, p. 33)

Provenance

Date unknown: according to Vase-Painting in Italy, no. 124: Bought by C. C. Perkins; purchased by MFA from General Funds, 1880

Credit Line

General Funds