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Terracotta oinochoe: olpe (jug)

late 6th century B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. with handle 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel G. Ward, 1875
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Quadriga (four-horse chariot) with warrior and charioteer

The painter here is clearly demonstrating his skill in depicting the galloping horses from a three-quarter frontal view.
Said to have been found in the vicinity of Athens

Before 1874, found in the vicinity Athens; briefly, with Professor Athanasios Sergiou Rhousopoulos, Athens; by 1874, purchased by Samuel G. Ward from Prof. A.S. Rhousopoulos, Athens; acquired 1875, gift of Samuel G. Ward.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1875. Fifth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for the Year ending May 1, 1875. p. 70, New York.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The Terracottas and Pottery of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 4 and 15. no. 1702, p. 127, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A., Marjorie J. Milne, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1922. Shapes of Greek Vases. p. 14, New York.

Beazley, John D. 1928. Greek Vases in Poland. p. 4, n. 4, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 19, fig. 116, New York: Plantin Press.

Craft Horizons. 1945. "The Use of Handles in Design." Craft Horizons, 4(10). p. 17.

Riis, P. J. 1959. "The Danish Bronze Vessels of Greek, Early Campanian, and Etruscan Manufactures." Acta Archaeologica, 30. p. 33, n. 95.

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