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Terracotta oinochoe (jug)

Period:
Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; applied relief
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/4 in. (13.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1944
Accession Number:
44.11.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Aphrodite and Erotes

Plastic adjuncts had been part of the decoration of Attic vases from the Geometric period on.The execution of the decoration in applied, low relief was a short-lived phenomenon that lasted from the second half of the fourth into the third century B.C. The fragility of the relief accounts for the often poor condition of the objects. This one had extensive remains of gilding and blue color.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1945. "Greek Painting: Four Newly Acquired Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3(7): pp. 170–71.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 116, 255, pl. 95f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1984. Vol. 2: Aphrodisias-Athena. Aphrodite, no. 883, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

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