- Purchased, 1972
- 438 x 121mm
A bail amphora was a storage vessel used in ancient Greece and Italy for oil, wine, milk or grain, and sometimes for marking graves or as funerary vessels. The decoration is recognised as the work of an unidentified but prolific artist in Southern Italy, referred to as the ‘Apulianizing Painter’ for helping introduce contemporary styles and motifs from Apulia into the Campania region.
(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)