Buff terra cotta, 7 1/2” height. Spherical body with brown slip annular rings and radials to the shoulder. Compressed neck, flared lip and rounded handle. Surface wear from burial but no damage or repairs. Good large example from the Greek colonies on the coast of the Italian peninsula which were isolated and protected by mountains. The olpe is essentially a ewer with a circular lip rather than trefoil spout, otherwise identical. Vessels of this size in undamaged and unrestored condition are quite rare.