GNATHIAN-WARE OINOCHOE

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Measurements: 13.5 cm - height

 

Description: A fine Gnathian oinochoe featuring a trefoil lip and a ribbon handle. A short neck leads into a wide bulbous body resting on a low rounded foot. The vessel is executed in black gloss except for the area around the handle which is orange due flaw made in firing process. Around the neck there is a band of stylized ivy leaves on both sides of a wavy line. On the shoulder of the vessel there is another, well executed band of ivy leaves and berries.

 

Provenance: Survanna collection, Sussex, 1975 – 1990.

 

Reference: Hayes, J., Black-gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum, 1984, no. 239.

 

Period: early 4th cent. BC

 

Condition: Very fine. The vessel is intact with some crazing to the surface gloss and white spotty residue covering the gloss in places.

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