Votive Wine Strainer (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

4th-3rd century BC
South Italian (Apulia) (Native South Italian, Canosan)
terracotta, pigment
Overall: 2 1/2 × 10 3/8 × 6 1/4 in. (6.35 × 26.35 × 15.88 cm)
The painted decoration of this strainer made it too fragile for daily use, indicating that it was a symbolic utensil for the tomb.
Kathleen Boone Samuels Memorial Fund
Sotheby’s. Antiquities, auction catalogue. London, 17 July 1985, lot #441.
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