Greek pottery Gnatian kylix, Circa 300 B.C.
A Greek kylix from southern Italy, from the Apulia region, which shows typical features of the Gnatic style. The vessel is decorated in red, white and yellow on a glossy black background. The obverse shows a stylised vine motif composed of grapes, leaves and tendrils, with multiple bands of geometric and floral motifs above.
The gnatic style originated in Apulia, a region of Italy along the southern coast. It consisted of a polychrome design applied on a dark background and varnished. The primary colours used were red, white and yellow, although white soon became the dominant colour.