Pitcher (oinochoe)

Greek
Protogeometric Period
about 900 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 258.

Dimensions

21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.740

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

On shoulder, series of four concentric semi-circles with two black triangles (hourglass) in each. The neck and body painted solid black, except for a reserved circle around body. Mycenaean influence. Trefoil lip restored in plaster.

Provenance

By 1914: National Museum of Athens Collection (said to come from Kouvára in Attica); gift of the National Museum of Athens to MFA, August 6, 1914

Credit Line

Gift of the National Museum, Athens