Greek, South Italian
Late Classical Period
4th century B.C., perhaps the second quarter
Place of Manufacture: Italy, Campania
Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 143.
Height: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Gnathian Ware
Not On View
ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #143 (58.1268)
4th century B.C., perhaps the 2nd quarter
The interior and the upper part of the exterior wall are glazed black. In the center of the interior is a stamped design consisting of a central rosette surrounded by linked palmettes. Around this is a band of linear incisions imitating rouletting, made by stuttering a stick on the surface as it spun on the wheel. This in turn is circled by an ivy vine painted in added white.
For the imitation rouletting, compare the Teano Ware plate, catalogue no. 148.
By date unknown: Horace L. Mayer Collection; December 27, 1957: loaned to MFA by Horace L. Mayer (as 386.57); gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 11, 1958
Gift of Horace L. Mayer