Terracotta oinochoe (jug)
- ca. 325–300 B.C.
- Greek, South Italian, Gnathian
- Terracotta; applied color
- H.: 9 5/16 in. (23.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of L. P. di Cesnola, 1876
- Accession Number:
Theatrical mask, alabastron (perfume vase), and fillets (bands)
Though associated primarily with Apulia, the Gnathian technique was also used in other regions of Italy. This example may be Apulian or Campanian. The mask is that of one of the stock courtesans in comedies of the late fourth and early third centuries B.C. The alabastron may reflect a predilection of the courtesan. The vines and ivy have a Dionysiac reference.