Rare Ribbed Bottle with Floral MotifCirca 4th Century BC
Description: Elegant and scarce black-glazed Greek bottle from Magna Graecia with applied decorations on the shoulder and mouth. The vessel has a broad ovoid body that gradually tapers toward the splayed ring base, and is covered with vertical ribbing and lustrous thick black glaze. A broad flat shoulder rendered at a slight angle is left reserved covered by a red-orange wash with a band of scrolling and ovolo applied in dilute black slip, bordered above and below by a single line. Concave neck covered in black slip flares into a wide mouth rolled over into two tiers, the outermost reserved with applied egg-and-dot pattern. Inside of the mouth and neck and top of foot are covered in black slip. Unusual and rare type.
Height: 4.75 in. (11.6 cm)
Condition: Intact with negligible surface chips from rim and foot. Some earthen deposits within mouth. Collector’s tag adhered to underside of foot: 1629-6.
Provenance: Formerly in the Dr. J.M. Eisenberg collection. Also ex: private British collection.
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