Reduced from $2400
Ancient South Italian, Messapian Pottery Trozella,
Measures 6 7/8" height, 17.5 cm.
Made circa 5th-4th Centuries B.C.E.
Approximately 2400 years old and a museum
The Trozella is one of the most beautiful,
elegant and most highly desirable ancient
Greek ceramic shapes. High flung angular
strap handles, decorated with applied rotelles,
oval body, wide neck, disc base with
decoration in black and umber paintwork,
most of which survives.
Taken from above article;-
Sometime during the late Bronze Age
in Italy (11th-10th century BC)
Illyrian-speaking tribes from the region
of the Balkans bordering the Adriatic Sea
began crowding into the “heel” of
Italy (modern Apulia).
Three tribes of these peoples, called
Danui, Messapii and Peucetii, settled
into the area and founded what
historians now collectively refer to
as Iapygian civilization. These peoples
spoke Messapian, an Indo-European
They reached the height of their ceramic
production about the 5th-6th century.
This piece ex- U.K. Ancient Art seller,
prior to that was part of a Belgo-German
collection. Certificate of Authenticity included.
See similar sold at Christies U.K. South Kensington
Antiquities Auction of 7 Nov 2001 lot#438,
also Sotheby's New York Antiquities Auction
of 5 Dec 2007 lot#129.