Greek black glazed pottery lekanis from MetapontumG109
A black glazed pottery lekanis bowl with two handles and a lid.
Greek, South Italian colony of Metapontum, 4th Century BC
4.8 x 10.7 cms including lid and handles
One handle restored in plaster and lid repaired from two pieces, general wear and chipping
Ex. collection: Maurice Fallies, France (1883-1965) and thence by family descent. Fallies was an artist active in the early to mid 20th Century and known mostly for his paintings of Paris street scenes. The base of the vessel is inscribed “Metaponte”, Metapontum was an important Greek colony on the foot of Italy.