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Greek pottery Gnatian kylix, Circa 300 B.C.

Conservation:  Good condition
Material:  Pottery
Dimensions:  15,5 x 6,5 cm
Provenance:  L. Marsh, London 1987; Baptist Cunningham, London 2000; Amok Wiersma, Utrecht 2007; Acquired from the above by Finn Delvaux in 2014, Brussels



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.

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