Very Large Greek Terracotta Black-Glazed Guttus With Poseidon
C. 4th century BC
A beautiful black-glazed terracotta guttus with vertical ribs around the perimeter and a single loop handle at a right angle to the high angled spout. Decorated with the head of Poseidon, god of the sea, depicted with a long beard on the upper centre of the reservoir within a concentric circle. A guttus was used to store precious oil to fill oil lamps.
Slightly chipped glaze with chip to base rim, otherwise good detail and of a very large size.
Ref: Similar example to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number: 06.1021.269.
Provenance: Ex J. C. Collection.
Size: 143mm height x 147mm wide including handle