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Greek Geometric Period Pottery Tankard

Ancient Greece, Geometric Period, ca. 8th century BCE. A sizable wheel-thrown pottery mug with a planar base, a bulbous body which narrows at the neck line, a gradually-flaring rim, and an arching strap handle with a stabilizing peg in the center. The lower body is adorned with thick bands of concentric circles and dotted diamond shapes in black slip, and the neck displays a register of parabolic arches filled with tight latticework patterns. More concentric circles trace around the rim, and a large "X" is situated on the exterior of the handle. A wonderful mug created during a fascinating period in Greek history. Size: 4.8" W x 5.25" H (12.2 cm x 13.3 cm).

A similar example hammered for $4,375 at Christie's, New York Antiquities Auction (sale 2755, December 13, 2013, lot 66): https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-greek-pottery-tankard-late-geometric-period-5747527-details.aspx

Condition: Vessel repaired from multiple large pieces with some restoration, resurfacing, overpainting, and light adhesive residue along break lines. Surface wear and abrasions commensurate with age, fading and chipping to slip pigmentation, and small nicks to rim, base, body, and handle. Nice earthen deposits and light encrustations throughout.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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