Apulia, 4th century BC.
Material: Decorated terracotta
Size: 18,5 cm long
review by DOTT. PAOLO PERSANO
Epichysis with a spool shaped body, cylinder shaped brim, long neck, rounded shoulder, surmounting ribbon shaped handle, and a flat base. The decoration, white painted, consists of a row of pods in the lower part of the neck, from which a vine branch with fruits, leaves, and tendrils spreads on the shoulder ending in a flower between two palm branches, in the lower part of its body.
This work of art was checked by the “Carabinieri” (Italian police corp) Cultural Heritage Protection Unit of Florence, and was of legitimate origin, thus obtaining the authorization for sale by the Archaeological, Fine Arts and Landscape Superintendence for the metropolitan city of Florence and the provinces of Pistoia and Prato.
This work of art, although not subject to a protection obligation by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage, cannot be exported outside the Italian national territory.