Terracotta oinochoe (jug)

Attributed to the Group of Vienna O.565
Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 300 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; Malacena black-glaze
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/16 in. (20.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1903
Accession Number:
03.24.22
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
The type, which clearly imitates more expensive metal vessels, is associated with Volterran workshops. In this case, a definite source of inspiration was Gnathian pottery from Southern Italy. Like this jug, Late Gnathian oinochoai are often ribbed and have elegantly curved handles that terminate in a satyr-head attachment and decorative borders in added color at the shoulder.
Beazley, John D. 1947. Etruscan Vase Painting. no. 26, p. 254, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2008. "A Third-Century B.C.E. Etruscan Tomb Group from Bolsena in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." American Journal of Archaeology, 112(3): pp. 430–31, fig. 3.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.30, pp. 194-5, 208, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.