Ancient Greek Terracotta Gnathian Thistle Mug
ca.370-360 B.C. Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Eastern Apulia, Gnathia.
A wheel-thrown drinking vessel with a short concave foot, a bulbous body with a wide pinched neck, a flared rim, and an attached loop handle joining the neck to shoulder.
The thistle mug is beautifully-adorned in the traditional Gnathian manner with the application of red, white, and yellow pigments directly onto the glazed blackware surface. From the top a band with tongue motifs followed by spiraling tendrils on the neck. Adding further interest are the incised vertical striations contouring the curved walls of the body.
Good Condition, Size: H:113mm / W:93.6mm; 153g