Oinochoe Prochoös

Greek, South Italian
Early Hellenistic Period
about late 4th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 120.

Dimensions

18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8112

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Conventional decoration in white, yellow, brown, and red. Above foot incised band of tongue pattern; broad band through which runs a red line with leaf-like tongues; then a scroll.

VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #120 (01.8112)
Epichysis
about 330 B.C.
The bands of ornament framed by incised lines do not fully circle the body. At midbody is a broad wreath with leaves alternately beige, yellow, and white. Below this is a band of crudely executed, incised and white-painted egg-pattern. Below the white rays on the neck are three superimposed bands of ornament: incised and white-painted egg-pattern, a red and yellow fillet, and white scrolling tendrils. A rosy wash colors the concavity between body and foot.
Compare a jug in the Dechter collection, Los Angeles: K. Hamma, ed., The Dechter Collection of Greek Vases (San Bernadino, 1989), p. 66, no. 39. Compare also two jugs once in the Swiss market: Italische Keramik., Münzen und Medaillen AG, Sonderliste U (Basel, 1984), nos. 86-87.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Bari.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund