Xenon Ware refers to a particular variety of Apulian pottery from Magna Graecia in Southeastern Italy where Greeks settlers produced ceramics featuring matte pale orange-red or salmon geometric, abstract and floral decorative schemes over a rich black terracotta pottery body fired from red clay.

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  • Ancient Lekanis Dish, Magna Graecia (3247BHK) $575

    H: 3.625”  Dia: 3.5″ | FREE SHIPPING!

    This diminutive but very elegant piece is a lekanis, a lid-covered dish originating in Greece embraced by artisans from Apulia in Magna Graecia in Southern Italy who adapted this form in their Xenon wares in the 6th century BCE. This terracotta lidded bowl is covered with pale matte salmon decorations over a black glazed body, a bowl highlighted with decorative meandering bands. Fathers in ancient times filled these bowls with small items of adornment and gave them to their daughters as a wedding gift, which would be a delightful tradition to uphold today.

  • Ancient, Xenon Ceramic Vessel, Magna Graecia, Italy (1368LME) $495

    H: 3.125”  W: 3”  D: 2.875” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This small 4th century BCE Xenon earthenware container has a single strap handle. Its body is decorated with orange painted designs of a continuous geometric meander, a band of tapering vertical lines above and a thin line around the body below it.

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