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Terracotta oinochoe: epichysis (jug)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Gnathian
Medium:
Terracotta; applied color
Dimensions:
H. 6 7/16 in. (16.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Winslow Carlton Gift, 1969
Accession Number:
69.11.68
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The motif on the body is commonly known as a xylophone. It is associated with Tarentum and first appeared on Apulian vases, whence it spread with other Apulian influences to Campanian and Paestan pottery.
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