Trozzella vase with horse and rider in "brown-figure" style - ROM2010_11495_55

ROM2010_11495_55

Trozzella vase with horse and rider in "brown-figure" style

Medium:Wheel thrown earthenware, slip painted
Geography: Southern Apulia, Italy
Date: c. 480-450 BC
Period: Italic, Messapian
Dimensions:
24.9 x 17.8 cm
Object number: 922.47.7
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Italic cultures, pottery
DescriptionWheelmade pottery was popular in Messapia from about the 6th century BC, reflecting the absorption of Greek cultural influences in this part of Apulia. The most distinctive Messapian shape is the "Trozella" with its round bellied body and characteristic peaked strap handles with pairs of discs. This vase painted in the "brown figure style" with horse and rider copies Greek black-figure decoration.
Collection:
Greek World
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