|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Manufacture Location:||South Italy|
|Date Made:||500 BCE to 300 BCE|
Painted duck askos; head is 19th century CE restoration; painted ornament (feathers, etc.). Physical resemblance to duck suggested by very plump body, a duck's head, and a large, spade-shaped tail. No foot, merely a flattened ovoid area on bottom. A spout behind head at other end of body. Strap handle, arched, between spout and head. Middle and upper wall reserved; body feathers indicated by semicircular glaze lines at intervals; tail feathers, by 4 longitudinal glaze stripes. Bottom reserved. Otherwise covered with matte black glaze. Intact. Oyster white clay.
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