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Askos (Italic-Daunian ware)
5th century BCE-4th century BCE

19.0 × 25.4 × 23.1 cm
Place/s of Execution
Apulia, Italy
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1894
Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Physical description
Vertical-spouted vessel with long, horizontal handle and enclosed body. Decorated in black and reddish-brown paint on buff clay background. The top/shoulder is decorated with bands of a wave pattern above a stylised frontal female head between two curving fish and dolphins; a stylized plant spray along the edge and across the handle. Cross-hatched areas on the body are echoed on the spout which also has a wave pattern and red rim. The lower body has a black chain and bands.