Terracotta oinochoe (jug) with lid

Attributed to the Canessa Painter
Middle Corinthian
ca. 590–570 B.C.
Greek, Corinthian
H.: 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.23a, b
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.
Canessa, Ercole and Arthur Sambon. 1904. Vases Antiques de Terre Cuite: Collection Canessa, Bibliothèque du Musée. no. 10, p. 8, pl. I, Paris.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1906. "Collection of Greek and Roman Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1(6): pp. 77–80.

Amyx, Darrell A. 1988. Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period. pp. 222, 483 n. 161, pl. 92, 2, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.