Greek miniature kantharos


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ITEMMiniature kantharos
MATERIALPottery, Xenon ware
CULTUREGreek, Apulian
PERIOD4th Century B.C
DIMENSIONS38 mm x 70 mm
CONDITIONGood condition
PROVENANCEEx French private collection, acquired between 1960 – 1965

Xenon ware is a specific type of Apulian pottery, so named after a vase in Frankfurt (Beazley, EVP, p. 219,1.) inscribed with the name: XENON. The type is distinguished by added matt red decoration over black glaze. Miniature vases, perhaps toys or votives, are especially prevalent among this type of pottery.