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Guttus (Greek black-glaze ware)
4th century BCE

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
8.0 × 11.7 × 11.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Libibaeum, Sicily
Accession Number
3425F-D3
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1933
Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Black-glazed, ring-handled vessel with a narrow spout at a diagonal angle. A squat, closed body with a central recess surrounded by a ridge and pierced with five holes. The body is decorated with five vertical, broad incisions left reserved in the natural clay colour of pink/buff. The underside of the plain ring foot is also reserved.