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A South Italian-Apulian oinochoe

Late 4th century BC

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

Black on red clay

Height: 21cm
Circumference: 43cm, maximum

Museum number: L18

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 549help-vermeule-catalogue-number

On display: Library-Dining Room
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Curatorial note

This jug is decorated in a white and reddish-yellow floral pattern decoration featuring a palmette between two volute scrolls, with a bead and a dentil border above.

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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