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    Unique Strainer Askos

    SOUTHERN ITALY. Daunia. Circa 350-325 BC. Double-spouted strainer vessel (askos). A large rounded Daunian-ware askos with two elongated spouts with widened lips and flattened bottom and measuring 6.75 inches (17 cm) wide. One spout is open (filling spout), the other enclosed with a pierced strainer. Between the spouts, a handle. The piece is decorated with several rows of linear designs, with use of hatch patterns and S type patterns used intermediately in the design as well. At the bottom of the askos, a crude rosette pattern. Intact, with some chips to surface. Cf. Met Museum No. 06.1021.347 (Gallery 161). Also, U. Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology No. 84.17.

    From The Living Torah Museum; ex Archeological Center Auction 31 (Tel Aviv, 7 April, 2004), lot 418.

    Daunian Ware pottery originated with the Dauni, an Indo-European people who settled around present-day Bari and Foggia. Their pottery was hand-shaped, rather than wheel-thrown, and bore simple geometric patterns similar to that found on Greek pottery from four or five centuries earlier. The askos was a distinctive form probably used for storing and pouring olive oil.

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