Apulian, Magna Grecia period, ca. 350 BC- Italy
A terracotta lidded pyxis of black metallic glaze, the lid with large knob handle and decorated with the heads of two "ladies of fashion" shown in profile and wearing a single strand pearl necklace, dangling earrings and ornate headwear. Two stylized palmettes separate the heads and a wave pattern decorates the outer rim, the base is slipped in good black glaze.
Condition: A few minor chips to the knob and a rim chip, rejoined from five original pieces with two areas of restoration.
Provenance: Private Californian collection, acquired in the 1980's.
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Shipping method: USPS (including insurance).
The seller hereby guarantees the lot to be authentic, acquired by legal means and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance.
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