A Greek black glazed guttus

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Lot 87
A Greek black glazed guttus

Sold for £ 17,500 (US$ 21,759) inc. premium
A Greek black glazed guttus
Campanian, circa 4th Century B.C.
In the form of a high-soled sandaled foot, the straps in relief with a shaped clasp at the apex of the thongs, the sole of the foot reserved, a ring handle set at a right angle, a small lion's mask spout at the back, the slightly concave top with a central Medusa mask in relief surrounded by five holes, 5¼in (13.3cm) long, 3¼in (8.2cm) high, an old collection label on the base

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Deceased Estate of Mrs Audrey Jane Smith, Stanwick, North Yorkshire.
    Bonhams, London, 8 November 2001, lot 98.

    Literature:
    For a similar unglazed example, cf. Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection Exhibition Catalogue, Mainz, 1974, no.68; also Stefano de Carro et al. La Magna Grecia nelle collezioni del Museo Archeologico di Napoli, no.13.31, p.188.
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