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Terracotta oinochoe (jug)

Attributed to the Richmond Painter

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450–425 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. with handle 12 13/16 in. (32.5 cm) H. without handle 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm) maximum width 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm) width at base of neck 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm) diameter of foot 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.146
  • Description

    Poseidon and woman

    Poseidon is probably to be understood here as the recipient of the woman's offering. Of note are the two inscriptions between them, describing each as beautiful (one in the masculine form, the other in the feminine).

  • References

    von Bothmer, Dietrich and René d'Harnoncourt. 1950. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: An Exhibition from the Collection of Walter Cummings Baker, Esq. New York: Walter Cummings Baker, no. 93, p. 12.

    Pevnick, Seth D. 2014. Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life London: Giles, no. 57, p. 143.

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