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Bronze oinochoe (jug)

early 5th century B.C.
H.: 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The shape, known archaeologically as an oinochoe shape 6, is characterized by the beaked spout and the low carination on the body. It is a relatively rare shape that appears in Attic pottery during the first and third quarters of the fifth century B.C. In pottery, black-glazed examples outnumber those with figural decoration.
Said to be from Civita Castellana

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 494, p. 191, New York: Gilliss Press.

Spetsiéri-Chorémi, Alceste. 1991. "Un dépôt de sanctuaire archaïque à Corfou." Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique, 115(1): p. 204 n. 36.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.48, pp. 80, 313, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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