Description Vase painters in Apulia developed two major styles: the Plain style characterized by simple decoration and few figures, and the Ornate style, which featured multi-figure colorful scenes, lavish ornaments, and intricate floral compositions. A large female head is a typical decoration for drinking vessels like this one, small-scale vases, cups, and plates created in the Plain style.
Provenance Horia Puscasiu [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Marilyn and Herbert Scher, Pikseville, 1984, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2003, by gift.
Credit Gift of Marilyn and Herbert Scher, 2003
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