From ancient Greece, Magna Graecia, southern Italy, ca. 325 BC.
Black-glazed pottery vessel with rounded body, short neck and rounded handle.
Stamped center is a wonderfully relief of hippocampus with rider holding shield.
Provenance: French Art market
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The hippocampus comes from Greek mythology, and is said to have served the God of seas, earthquakes and horses – none other than Poseidon.