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An Apulian (Greek) oinochoe

Late 4th century BC

Puglia
Made in a Greek colony in southern Italy.

Black on red clay

Height: 16cm
Circumference: 30cm

Museum number: L37

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 534help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

Side A: Female head left, with laurel spray, in frame. Wave pattern border above; fillet-(band) pilaster sides, and architectural fillet below.

An oinochoe is a wine jug with a curved handle from lip to shoulder and a round or trefoil mouth which was used in serving wine from a krater.


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