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Accession_Number 22.3.40
adlib_title Gnathian black glaze; incised oinochoe
Shape Oinochoe
Shape_description Downturned molded rim, from which projects the horizontal element of a ridged strap handle that curves back in and descends to the shoulder. Body drops sharply from shoulder and tapers to raised base. Cf. several examples in Lipari 2, esp. Lipari 2, 138, pl. CXXXVI.4a (tomb 385, 'stile Gnathia')
Material Terracotta
Fabric Gnathian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration Black glaze except for reserved base. Incised horizontal ivy branch (slightly sloping to the right) on neck, from which descend four streams over the shoulder. Painted leaves and three dot berry groups, once white but now faded.
Inscriptions
Condition Most of rim broken off on front and left side; slight break at top attachment of handle. Leaves and berry pattern almost entirely vanished. Glaze slightly chipped all over.
Technique/Style Black glaze; incised
Provenance
Period Early Hellenistic
Date 325-300
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.37.0005.jpg
2003.37.0005.jpg
Right side view of a black-glazed sicilian oinochoe, (22.3.40, left) and front view of a sicilian black-gloss neck amphora (45.6.31,right).
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2003.37.0090.jpg
2003.37.0090.jpg
Right side view of a black-glazed Sicilian oinochoe, showing incised and painted ornament on the neck and shoulder.
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2003.92.0287.jpg
2003.92.0287.jpg
Bottom view of a black-gloss Sicilian oinochoe, showing the reserved base.
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2003.92.0288.jpg
2003.92.0288.jpg
Top view of a black-gloss Sicilian oinochoe, showing the mouth.
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2003.92.0289.jpg
2003.92.0289.jpg
Right side view of a black-gloss Sicilian oinochoe, showing incised and painted ornament on the neck and shoulder.
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2003.92.0290.jpg
2003.92.0290.jpg
Right side view of a black-gloss Sicilian oinochoe, showing incised and painted ornament on the neck and shoulder.
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2003.92.0291.jpg
2003.92.0291.jpg
Front view of a black-gloss Sicilian oinochoe, showing incised and painted ornament on the neck and shoulder.
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2003.92.0292.jpg
2003.92.0292.jpg
Left side view of a black-gloss Sicilian oinochoe, showing incised and painted ornament on the neck and shoulder.
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2003.92.0293.jpg
2003.92.0293.jpg
Back view of a black-gloss Sicilian oinochoe, showing the ribbed handle.
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2003.92.0294.jpg
2003.92.0294.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly above, of the right of a black-gloss Sicilian oinochoe, showing incised and painted ornament on the neck and shoulder.
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Archive_Ref reference 1
Beazley_DB
Height 16.9
Diameters Neck 4.4; body 9.9; base 6.6
Handle_height 9.0
Other_dims.
Location Symposium
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 09.08.2002; 24.11.2003; 10.01.2006; 01.08.2006
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