Campanian black-glazed askos in the form of a wild boar

South Italy, 4th century B.C.
W. 18.1 cm (7 1⁄8 in)

German private collection, acquired in the late 1980s-early 1990s
With Galerie am Museum Jürgen Haering, Freiburg
German private collection, acquired from the above in 2003
Christie's Antiquities, London, 1 October 2015, lot 31

H.-H. Heissmeyer (ed.)
Vasen und figürliche Gefässe aus der griechischen Antike. Katalog einer süddeutschen Sammlung, Dettelbach 2008, no. 35

H.-H. Heissmeyer (ed.)
Vases and Figure – Shaped Vessels of Greek Antiquity. Catalogue of a Collection in South Germany, Neustadt 2015, p. 101, no. 34

K. Yfanditis, Antike Gefässe, Katalog der Staatlichen Kunstsammlung Kassel, Kassel, 1990, 272, no. 199
Sotheby’s New York 1999, Antiquities and Islamic Works, Sale 7323, 161, lot 222
Christie’s New York 2004, The Morven Collection of Ancient Art, 51, lots 357-358
C. Picon, Art of the Classical World in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007, p. 164 and 439

In the form of a wild boar standing foursquare, with raised bristles down its back, the long snout curving at the end, the nostrils and mouth delineated, the small eyes with brows above, alert ears and curling, tufted tail, the short vessel rim emerging from its back, a strainer withing, another pouring hole at front of first ridge of bristles, details of tusks, eyes and tuft of tail in added white.

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