Ancient Apulian Gnathian-ware Bottle

Ancient Apulian Gnathian-ware Bottle

Regular price $6,500.00 Sale

Beautiful bottle from Gnathia attributed to the Rose Painter. Done in the classic Gnathia style with large bands of ivy garlands, dotted ovolo, filled dots and rays. Painted in red,white and yellow highlights. Circa 34-320 BC.

The central figure shows imagery of a swan, an iconographic identifier of Aphrodite. Measures 6 1/4 inches in height.

Provenance: Ex. Gebhard and Johannes Hager. Exhibited at the Stadtmuseum Ottweiler.


Green, J. R., Gnathia Pottery in the Akademisches Kunstmuseum Bonn, Mainz, Verlag Philipp Von Zabern, 1976.

Green, J. R., "More Gnathia Pottery in Bonn", Archäologischer Anzeiger (1977)

Green, J. R., "Some Painters of Gnathia Vases", Institute of ClassicalStudies Bulletin, 15 (1968)

Green, J. R., "The Gnathia Pottery of Apulia", The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia, eds. M. E. Mayo and K. Hamma, Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1982