Jug with Strap Handle

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Daunian (East-Central Italy)
Jug with Strap Handle, ca. 500–400 BC
Terracotta with polychrome
6 3/4 × 5 1/4 in. (17.15 × 13.34 cm)
Gift of Randall J. Rademaker M2000.214
Photo credit: Larry Sanders
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Daunia, a region in east-central Italy, was home to the group of native Italians who created these three pieces of pottery. Many examples of Daunian pottery-lively and idiosyncratic-have survived due to their inherent strength in manufacture. Daunian ware is characteristically rounded, with bold and colorful geometric patterns. Although exuberant in comparison to refined Greek taste, Daunian pottery forms were adopted by the neighboring Greek colonists.

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