Oinochoe

Greek, South Italian
Late Classical Period
about 330 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 122.

Dimensions

16.3 cm (6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

76.450

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is the more standard form of Apulian epichysis, with a spreading foot, concave body, and a domed shoulder set off by a broad, flat flange. On either side of the juncture of handle and rim are two molded female faces.
A band of dotted egg-pattern cirlces the shoulder on top of the fange, the eggs outlined by incision. The key-pattern on the front of the body is white and yellow; the rays on the neck are white. The braod wreath on the shoulder has a knot in front, with leaves alternately red and white ad separated by strands of white dots. Rows of yellow dots frame the wreath above and below.

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #122 (76.450)
Epichysis
about 330 B.C.
A band of white, dotted egg-pattern circles the shoulder on top of the flange, the eggs outlined by incision. The key-pattern on the front of the body is white and yellow; the rays on the neck are white. The broad wreath on the shoulder has a yellow knot in front, with leaves alternately red and white and separated by strands of white dots. Rows of yellow dots frame the wreath above and below.

Provenance

By date unlnown: Edward Austin Collection; gift of Edward Austin to MFA, August 19, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Austin