- Museum number
Giant pottery oinochoe.
Clay: orange-brown clay, white grits, semilustrous red paint.
Shape: tall narrow vertical neck, globular body with two mastoi on shoulder, ring foot; strap handle, with strut attached to neck.
Decoration: Dots between lines on trefoil lip. Neck panel: latticed triangles, battlement, lozenge chain, meander, battlement. Shoulder: triangles in quadruple outline, latticed centre, hatching between second and third outline; in between, small pendent triangles, hatched between double outline. Narrow zones of battlement, hatched zigzag, and latticed triangles. Belly: metopes in which complex meanders alternate with hooked swastikas; as intervening ‘triglyphs’, columns of triple chevron between diagonal bars. Below: latticed wolftooth and latticed triangles alternating with lozenge chains. Lines below. Paint on foot. Handle: eight-point star panels alternating with bars.
- Production date
- 725BC (circa)
Height: 46.90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Distantly related to the Workshop of the Hooked Swastikas
Comment: For the workshop see GGP 66-7. For the shape cf. Basle BS 1953.09 from the Lambros Workshop: Davison fig. 86; GGP 44-5 III.2; Briese-Docter 4, figs. 5-6.
- Not on display
- Chipped, handle restored.
- Acquisition notes
- Found unregistered; acquired before 1851.
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number