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Terracotta oinochoe (jug) with lid

Period:
Geometric
Date:
4th quarter of the 8th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm) Other (H. with lid): 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.210.6a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The word oinochoe combines the Greek terms for "wine" and "pour." This shape, in its many varieties and generally on a smaller scale, became the standard Greek jug.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1911. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1910--II. Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 6(2): pp. 30, 35, fig. 8.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 25, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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