Apulian Style

Apulian vases are a regional style of Greek vase painting from Apulia in southern Italy. Non-figurative schools, largely exhibiting influence from the geometric and orientalising periods of Greek pottery include the Daunian, Peucetian, Messapian and Canosan. Some forms of Daunian pottery exhibit the development of eccentric zoomorphic sculptural ornamentation that may have had some talismanic or ritual significance whereas the Messapian shows a much more Hellenistic style of form and of decoration. The Apulia region was also a leading area for red figure vase painting including what is known as the “ornate style” exhibiting rich decoration upon themes of their own development.