Ancient Gnathia Epichysis ; Magna Graecia Pottery

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Elegant epichysis from Egnazia Italy attributed to the Rose Painter, with reel-shaped body and high gloss finish. On the top portion of the body, a vine band of grape clusters, leaves and tendrils, dots, ovolo and ray pattern on the neck. All painted in classic Gnathian colours; red, yellow and white. On the handle, mold-made masks where the handle joins the rim. The inner body decorated with a finely painted dove framed by a dotted flower and wreath. Measures 6.5 inches in height. Dates to circa 340-320 BC.

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.

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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