MUSEUM RED-FIGURE POTTERY EPICHYSIS - GREECE IV C. B.C.


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Description

A museum class object.

A wonderfully preserved (without any glue!), impressive, large epichysis - made by Apulian potters in the 4th century BC, an ancient Greek vessel with an extremely characteristic form, used for the storage and precise dosage of precious liquids, such as oils or fragrances, and sometimes also as a cult vessel, used during religious ceremonies.

It is decorated with a beautiful, practically non-oxidized polychromy, made in the red-figure pottery technique.

The paintings depict a female profile with loose hair, surrounded by floral forms and geometrised palm twigs. The bottom of the vessel is decorated around the perimeter with a classic Greek ornament (the so-called meander).

Created in the fourth century BC, a beautiful example of applied art of so-called Great Greece.

As for epichysis - large dimensions (epichysis rarely exceeded the standard 16-17 cm height).

Another phenomenon is the lack of damage (adhesives), which with the extremely delicate and exposed to damage, slender form of epichysis - occur in over 90% of the preserved copies of this vessel.

A very rare, prestigious item from the old Berlin antiquity collection.

 

 

Style

red-figure pottery

Classification

Antique - Original item

Date of creation

4th century BC.

Place of origin

Ancient Greece

Art Circle

Apulia

Material

Ceramics (fired clay) / hand-made polychromes and red-pigmented paintings

Dimensions

Height/Width: 20/10 cm

Condition of the object

Excellent. Complete. After professional maintenance.

Damages

None

Certificate

YES - Certificate of Authenticity

Warranty

YES - Guarantee of Legality of Origin

 

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