Greek black glazed pottery miniature cupG21
A black glazed pottery miniature cup with two ring handles and traces of white painted decoration below the rim.
Greek, South Italian colony of Metapontum, 4th Century BC
4.5 x 8.5 cms including handles
Surface wear as seen in the photographs
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.