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Terracotta oinochoe (jug)

Attributed to the Cesnola Painter
ca. 750–740 B.C.
Greek, Euboean
H. 14 1/16 in. (35.7 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On the neck, in metopes, tethered horses and birds

The oinochoe comes from the same workshop as the large pedestaled krater with lid (74.51.965) exhibited in the Belfer Court on the main floor. It is noteworthy that several pieces from the same workshop were exported from Euboea to Cyprus.
From Cyprus

Graef, Botho. 1896. "Bild von einer Dipylonvase." Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Athenische Abteilung, 21: p. 449.

Poulsen, Frederik. 1905. Die Dipylongräber und die Dipylonvasen. p. 127, Leipzig: B. G. Teubner.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1702, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Coldstream, John Nicolas. 1968. Greek Geometric Pottery: A Survey of Ten Local Styles and Their Chronology. p. 178, n. 2, London: Methuen.

Gjerstad, Einar, Yves Calvet, Vassos Karageorghis, and Jean-Paul Thalmann. 1977. Greek Geometric and Archaic Pottery Found in Cyprus. p. 30, n. 92, pl. VIII, 7, Stockholm: Svenska Institutet i Athen.

Coldstream, John Nicolas. 1994. "Pithekoussai, Cyprus and the Cesnola Painter." Apoikia : i più antichi insediamenti greci in Occidente : funzioni e modi dell'organizzazione politica e sociale : scritti in onore di Giorgio Buchner, Bruno D'Agostino, Francesca R. Ridgway, and Giorgio Buchner, eds. p. 72, n. 13, Naples: Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples.

Moore, Mary B. 2004. "Horse Care as Depicted on Greek Vases before 400 B.C." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 39: pp. 35, 43.

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