Skyphos â€œin the manner of the Sydney painterâ€
Magna Graecia (Pestense)
End of the 5th century B. C. C.
Red ceramic figures
On his trip to Italy, between 1826 and 1827, the collector João Allen visited all the locations constituting a Grand Tour, acquiring numerous works of art and antiques.
He arrived in Naples in winter and visited the ruins of Herculaneum and Pompey, obligatory stops for any educated traveller of that time. During the trip, he purchased a set of small, Gnathia type ceramics from Magna Graecia, dated between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC.
This set would be exhibited in the Museum opened by the collector in Porto, in 1837, probably becoming the first group of Greek ceramics presented to the public in Portugal.