Handle of Apulian vase decorated with snakes and heads - ROM2010_11669_20


Handle of Apulian vase decorated with snakes and heads

Medium:Modelled earthenware
Geography: Canosa, Italy
Date: c. 300-200 BC
Period: Italic period, Apulian
28.1 x 13.5 cm
Object number: 919.5.59
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Italic cultures, pottery

Late Canosan Pottery 400-275 BC

  • Late Canosan pottery represent the last phase on Daunian ceramic production.

  • Beginning in the late 4th century BC, new shapes were introduced and the painted decoration, now in a variety of colours, covered much of the pot’s surface.

  • Production was centred in the town of Canosa, where most of these vases were found in tombs, likely playing a role in funeral rites.

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