Terracotta oinochoe (jug) with lid

Attributed to the Canessa Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Two friezes of animals

The broad-bottomed oinochoe, represented by this example, is a characteristic and very long-lived shape in Corinth. The presence of a lid distinguishes it from oinochoai of other Greek regions as well. Although the conventional name is retained, the shape was not necessary used to pour wine.

Terracotta oinochoe (jug) with lid, Attributed to the Canessa Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Corinthian

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