Peucetian geometric krater - ROM2010_11491_4


Peucetian geometric krater

Medium:Wheel thrown and slip-painted earthenware
Geography: Found near Bari, Apulia, Italy
Date: c. 575-525 BC
Period: Italic period, Apulian
28.3 x 30 x 27 cm
Object number: 919.5.62
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Italic cultures, pottery

Peucetian Pottery 600-400 BC

  • Peucetian pottery was generally handmade until the 5th century BC, and the pots were usually decorated with geometric designs.

  • At Bari, around 550 BC, local craftspeople produced a series of superb handmade local kraters, decorated with remarkable skill and precision.

  • Wheelmade pottery was being produced by about 400 BC, when the region fell under Greek influences.

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