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Pottery: White-ground oinochoe.
A woman in a long sleeved, dotted chiton, a bordered himation, and sandals, with earrings, bracelets, and hair wound into a ball on the neck and fastened with a fillet, standing to right, twisting between the thumb and first finger of her right hand a thread from a hank of wool on a distaff which she holds up with her left. On the right, HEΠAIΣ KAΛΕ, ή παΐς καλή.
The neck, handle, and foot are glazed black; the surface of the neck is slightly raised above that of the shoulder. The edge of the lip is coloured purple; at the base of the handle is an inverted palmette below a strip of egg pattern, and below the moulding on the shoulder is a band of tongue pattern; all red on black. The body is covered with a white engobe, on which the design is drawn in black outline. Purple is used for fillet, bracelets, sandals, wool, and spindle. Light brown for inner markings and upper folds of chiton and inscription. The hair is drawn in dark brown lines on a wash of light brown. Eye archaic. Below, a thin brown line.
- Production date
- 490BC-470BC (circa)
Height: 21.59 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
The type of face is very similar to that of the Hera on the Brygos cup, BM Vase Ε65; the dotted dress also suit the style of this artist.
- On display (G69/dc5)
- Exhibition history
2006 8 Jun-4 Sep, Los Angeles, The Getty Villa, The Colors of Clay
2015, 26 Mar-5 Jul, The British Museum, Defining Beauty: the body in ancient Greek art.
- Greek and Roman
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