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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Pottery: black-figured oinochoe. Trefoil mouth, with grooved handle ending in cross-pieces. Design black on white ground. Round the neck, maeander. On the body, vine-branches with clusters of grapes. Inscribed.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 500BC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 29.21 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        (1) Χαρΐνος εποίης[εν.
        (2) Ξενοδο[κ]η [μοι (?) δοκε παις καλή.
      • Inscription Translation

        (1) Charinos made it.
  • Curator's comments

    BM Cat. Vases

    Sale Cat., Christie, 21 Feb. 1850, Lot 59; Reisch in Rom. Mittheil. 1890, p. 318; Klein, Meistersig. p. 215; id. Lieblingsinschr. p. 21; Wernicke, Lieblingsn. p. 16; Arch. Zeit. 1885, p. 252.

  • Bibliography

    • Vase B631 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Repaired and restored; a piece broken out.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


Pottery: black-figured oinochoe (wine-jug): Intertwined vines, with bunches of grapes. Signed by the potter Charinos.

Pottery: black-figured oinochoe (wine-jug): Intertwined vines, with bunches of grapes. Signed by the potter Charinos.

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