Native Apulian, South Italy, 5th/4th century BC
H. 9.2 cm; Ø 10.8 cm
This cup, as the other three (CL1584, -86,-87), is very thin walled. The forms of them, in my opinion, are amazingly beautiful.
The Daunians, an Illyrian tribe, populated Apulia during the 11th century BC and mixed with local inhabitants and Aegean groups forming the Lapygian civilization that consisted of three tribes. The Messapians, the Peucetians and the Daunians. All three tribes developed a remarkable local pottery style and production. The Daunian pottery has its own characteristic style and is beautiful in its forms and simplicity.
Provenance: The estate-collection of a Swiss gentleman, Ticino, before 1970
Item reference: CL1585