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A South Italian-Apulian oinochoe

Late 4th century BC

A Greek provincial vase made in a Greek colony in southern Italy.

Black on yellowish grey clay

Height: 32cm
Circumference: 57cm

Museum number: L39

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 550help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

There are remains of a red, yellow and white border at the shoulder of this jug which has a hanging vine pattern around the body. The bottom of the body and bands on the foot are reserved.

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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