Peucetian kantharos - ROM2010_11488_1


Peucetian kantharos

Medium:Earthenware with slip painted designs
Geography: Apulia, Italy
Date: c. 575-525 BC
Period: Italic period (Peucetian)
18.7 x 21 x 16 cm
Object number: 923.13.52
Credit Line: Gift of the Members of the Royal Ontario Museum
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Italic cultures, pottery

An important legacy of Early Italic cultures is the distinctive handmade painted pottery of Apulia in southern Italy. Greek-style painted pottery also appeared from about 400 BC, influenced by wheelmade products of neighbouring Greek colonists. But specific purely indigenous types continued to be made until the time of Roman conquest around 300 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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