Apulian Buffware Sack Askos

SKU PF.0285
Circa

350 BC to 300 BC

Dimensions

6.625″ (16.8cm) high x 8.75″ (22.2cm) wide

Medium

Terracotta

Origin

Magna Graecia

Gallery Location

USA


 

The artist has tamed the delicate and graceful patterns of nature–fruits, flowers, leaves and waves–to adorn this exquisite vessel with a controlled but lively hand. Surely those who gripped its handles centuries ago must have delighted as we do in its pleasing shape and flowing decoration. For a moment, we are linked directly to that distant classical afternoon when wine flowed from its depths.

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