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Askos (South Italian black-glazed ware)
4th century BCE

Medium
fired clay
Measurements
12.3 × 9.3 × 8.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Italy
Accession Number
80Q-D1A
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1893
Gallery location
NGV International
Description
Black-glazed, spouted vessel, with deep, duck-shaped body, with 'tail' behind the handle. An over-arching, horizontal handle from the 'tail' to the neck of the spout, which has a flaring mouth. Black-glazed all over but misfired red-brown in patches.