Oinochoe Prochoös

Greek, South Italian
Late Classical - Early Hellenistic Period
about 340–320 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 119.

Dimensions

Height 19.6 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

76.58

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

None of the ornamental bands framed by incised lines completely encircles the neck or body. In the middle of the body is a white and yellow grapevine with a red central stripe, the so-called Oxford vine. Below this is a band of white, dotted egg-pattern. On the neck and shoulder are five superimposed bands of ornament: white egg-pattern at top and bottom framing zigzags, key pattern, and running esses, all in yellow.

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #119 (76.58)
Epichysis
about 340-320 B.C.
None of the ornamental bands framed by incised lines completely circles the neck or body. In the middle of the body is a white and yellow grapevine with a red central stripe, the so-called Oxford vine. Below this is a band of white, dotted egg-pattern. On the neck and shoulder are five superimposed bands of ornament: white egg-pattern at top and bottom framing zigzaga, key-pattern, and running esses, all in yellow.
Webster (Gnathia, p. 6) thought the vine wreath on the epichysis and the one on the chous London 67.5-8 (CVA 1, pl. 5,5) were by the same hand. With these he compared the vine on a squat lekythos of the Konnakis Group (Oxford 1881.100)

Provenance

By date unknown: Thomas Gold Appleton Collection (according to. Robinson, Catalogue, no. 501: purchased by him of Alessandro Castellani; from Gnatia); gift of Thomas Gold Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton