- Museum number
Two joining sherds from the neck and shoulder of a Corinthian pottery jug (oinochoe); wheelmade; small portion of the neck (painted black on the outside, red-orange on the inside) and part of the shoulder, decorated with pendant tongues (alternating white, brown and purple) and scales, filled with large white dots against against a purple background.
Apart from registration number, there are traces of a marking on the back, including the letter 'C' which indicates the findpost (Salamis Cistern Site).
- Production date
- 650-610 BC
Height: 6.50 centimetres (max.)
Width: 10 centimetres (max)
- Curator's comments
- Black-polychrome tongue and scale patterns are typical of the Late Protocorinthian and Transitional periods of Corinthian pottery production. Compare e.g. the oinochoai Metropolitan Museum of Art 1972.118.138 (Amyx 1988, vol. 1, p. 38 no. 9) and J. Paul Getty Museum 85.AE.88. (Amyx 1988, p. 336, no. A-10bis) and the olpe British Museum 1772,0320.498 (Amyx 1988, 38-9, Chigi Group: Various, no. 13; p. 302).
Amyx, D. 1988, Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period (Berkeley: University of California Press).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number