Apulian Red-Figure Dish

An ancient Apulian Greek red-figure dish with the head of a satyr facing left in profile wearing a tania in added white paint.

Apulia, Magna Graecia, South Eastern Italy.
Ca. 350 - 320 BC.
Diameter: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm).

The output and quality of the Greek colonial potters working in Southern Italy increased greatly following the Peloponnesian War when Attic exports fell off sharply. South Italian Colonial Greek craftsmanship of the 4th century BC was an amalgamation of the Ionian (Athenian, Attic) conventions, and Doric (western colonial Greek) styles, with a noticeable native Italian aesthetic. The five predominant regional schools of South Italian pottery were: Apulian, Sicilian, Lucanian, Paestan, and Campanian.

Formerly in the collection of Jerome Eisenberg, New York.
Inv#: 9054
Guaranteed Authentic


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