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Campanian Black-Glazed Guttus - PF.5389
Origin: Magna Graecia
Circa: 5 th Century BC to 4 th Century BC
Dimensions: 7" (17.8cm) high x 12.7" (32.3cm) wide
Collection: Classical
Medium: Terracotta

Location: United States
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The typical bulbous shape of the guttus is rather elongated in this particular vessel; though it still has a long spout and short handle characteristic of its type. Horizontal striations around the middle add texture to the smooth black surface. Most likely a vessel for re-filling oil lamps, the guttus is one of the unusual creations of the Greek potters of Southern Italy. Their excellent skills are evident in this fine vessel, which was once a useful household item and today is an interesting artifact. - (PF.5389)


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