A Ribbed Gnathian Olpe A Gnathian ware decorated oinochoe/olpe with ribbed body. Featuring a large, pyriform shaped body, s.. Product #: AH-463 Regular price: $500.00 $500.00 In Stock
A Ribbed Gnathian OlpeA Ribbed Gnathian OlpeA Ribbed Gnathian OlpeA Ribbed Gnathian OlpeA Ribbed Gnathian Olpe

A Ribbed Gnathian Olpe

Product Code: AH-463
Height: 11.1CM

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A Gnathian ware decorated oinochoe/olpe with ribbed body. Featuring a large, pyriform shaped body, standing on a small, concaving foot with a wide, flattened rim and small, ovoid handle. This pouring jug is decorated with white, yellow and red slip. Primarily decorated with a stylised leaf pattern, converging on a gold central circle, around the shoulder. Horizontal lines in yellow and white sit above and below this band, culminating in a thicker horizontal band in red slip. A vertically-ribbed belly follows. Gnathian ware is characterised by the inclusion of white, yellow (or 'gold' as it is known) and red decorative...

A Gnathian ware decorated oinochoe/olpe with ribbed body. Featuring a large, pyriform shaped body, standing on a small, concaving foot with a wide, flattened rim and small, ovoid handle. This pouring jug is decorated with white, yellow and red slip. Primarily decorated with a stylised leaf pattern, converging on a gold central circle, around the shoulder. Horizontal lines in yellow and white sit above and below this band, culminating in a thicker horizontal band in red slip. A vertically-ribbed belly follows. Gnathian ware is characterised by the inclusion of white, yellow (or 'gold' as it is known) and red decorative patterns, most often floral. Ribbed bellies were a common feature of the last quarter of the 4th century.

Condition: Good, with some loss of slip to some areas, mostly to the foot. Small chip to the rim. 

c. 4th century B.C., South Italian region.

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