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Trozzella (Italic-Messapian ware)
500 BCE-450 BCE

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
22.6 × 18.4 × 16.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Italy
Accession Number
81C-D1A
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1894
Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Globular bodied vessel with a thick neck offset from the body, narrowing to the mouth. There are two V-shaped handles joined at the shoulder and rim, with the apex of the V higher than the rim. Circular, moulded decoration added to the apex and base of the handles, on either side. Pink-buff clay decorated with red paint in horizontal pattern bands of linear wave pattern (neck), conjoined lotus buds and plain bands (body). The handles are decorated with lines and curves and the lugs with a linear star.