- Museum number
Giant pottery oinochoe.
Clay: orange-buff clay, large white grits, semi-lustrous brown paint.
Shape: tall narrow vertical neck, globular body with two mastoi on shoulder, ring foot; strap handle.
Decoration: Lip: diagonal bars, band. Neck: panels of meander and battlement, alternating with dotted lozenge chains and flanked by columns of diagonal bars. Shoulder: between the mastoi, a meander panel. Mastoi: dots between two circles, with outer fringe, latticed triangles below. At each side, two metopes with hatched diagonal cross and latticed triangles; as ‘triglyphs’, columns of latticing and diagonal bars. Dotted lozenge chains above and below shoulder zone. Belly: zone of small silhouette birds showing two stiff legs, with diagonal rows of dots in the field; broad checked zone between dotted lozenge chains. Lower body: floating sigmas, vertical bars, small latticed triangles. Dots around foot. Handle (much worn): metopes with diagonal cross, as on shoulder.
- Production date
- 725BC (circa)
Height: 49.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Typical of this painter is the file of small silhouette birds standing on two stiff legs, accompanied by diagonal rows of dots.
Bibliography: Davison 56, A 9, fig. 79; GGP 67-70, X.10.
- Not on display
- Complete but much of lip restored.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Previously unregistered.
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number