Apulian Black Glazed Guttus: Gorgon Head. An ancient Apulian Greek black glazed guttus, an oil vessel, with a loop handle and funnel spout.
The central disk is moulded with a Gorgoneion. She has long flowing hair and her mouth open as if shouting.
Apulia, Magna Graecia, Southern Italy. Gorgons were frightful witch-like female deities in Greek mythology.
Medusa, whose gaze could turn a man to stone, is the most well known. Gorgons were protective deities whose very visage inspired fear. These apotropaic images on vases were meant to scare off all manner of threats. CVA, fascicule 14, Krannert Art Museum, (1989), pl. Formerly in a Belgian private collection.GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED. HIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORK. Member: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA). See our'about me' page for our credentials and expertise. All antiquities we handle are authentic and legally acquired. Every piece is accompanied by a complete description with photo and signed guarantee of authenticity. See our web site for more examples of fine ancient art. The item "Apulian Black Glazed Guttus Gorgon Head Ancient Art & Antiquities" is in sale since Tuesday, November 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Greek".
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