Pitcher (epichysis)

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


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 121.

Dimensions

14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.8113

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Very squat; decoration similar to 01.8112

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #121 (01.8113)
Epichysis
about 330 B.C.
The neck is offset and decorated with white rays. On the body is a broad wreath with alternating red and white leaves and an axial yellow roundel. Above this, on the shoulder, is a band of yellow and white scrolling tendrils. Below the wreath and above the tendrils are bands of dotted egg-pattern, with the eggs outlined by incision. The upper eggs are alternately yellow and white; the lower are all white.
Compare the ornament (and provenance) of the preceding vase (cat. no. 120).

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund