Very Large Greek Terracotta Black-Glazed Guttus With Poseidon

Item Description

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



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