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The incised ribs on the body are rough and shallow. Below the handle, beneath the black glaze, is an incised star. On the rim is a band of yellow egg-pattern above a chain of yellow cirlces with dotted pendants, the whole resembling a necklace. The lower body is reserved. ITALIAN VASE...

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Date unknown: according to Vase-Painting in Italy, no. 140: Bought by C. C. Perkins; purchased by MFA from General Funds, 1880

Credit Line

General Funds

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, early 3rd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 140.


11.6 cm (4 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware


The Ancient World