Guttus to pour the oil decorated with palm trees and two faces of one woman. Red-figure Pottery. 4th century B.C.

Guttus were circular, oval-shaped containers characterized by a handle at the top and a narrow spillway that widened in the mouth. These containers were used to pour the oil in the meals, although this so decorated type would be used in banquets and festivities. This case is especially particular since its typology is the ceramic of red figures on a black background of Apulia. In the guttus we see represented two feminine faces, with beautiful details realized in points and vegetal decoration. Also the sinuous shape of the handle, in addition to stylized, resemble the vegetation.


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