|MATERIAL||Pottery, Xenon ware|
|PERIOD||4th Century B.C|
|DIMENSIONS||38 mm x 70 mm|
|PROVENANCE||Ex 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.