C. 500-400 BC. Ancient Greek. A rare black glazed terracotta guttus with a long spout with a wide out-turned rim; a squat, globular body with vertically ribbed edge and ring foot. A single lug handle is attached to the shoulder. On the central disc of the body is a moulded low relief depicting a female head encircled by vegetal motifs. A guttus is a vessel, with a narrow mouth or neck, from which the liquid was poured in drops, typically during sacrifices. Excellent condition.
Size: L:85mm / W:140mm ; 100g
Provenance: From the private collection of C.S; formerly in a British collection formed in the 1980s on the UK / International art markets.