Magna Graecia Xenon Ware Skyphos , Apulian Ceramic Vaso Apulo
Ancient Italian ceramic vessel with cylindrical construction with a flaring rim, two moulded handles and tiny foot. Reddish clay with black gloss, with washed red decoration covering body. Nice chevron pattern around the rim and a laurel leaf decoration encircling vessel; obverse side identical. Dates to the 4th century BC and measures 3.75 inches in diameter.
This type of "Greek" ceramic is classified as Xenon ware as was named after a similar kantharos that is found in the Frankfurt Museum and has inscribed in it the word "XENON". This pottery is a combination of native Greek (Attic) pottery and that of southern Italian Greek manufacturing technique