Gnathia Chous, Jug


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Artifact Identification Gnathia Chous, Jug   (1922.01.0054)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Serving Vessels
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Hellenistic, 320 BCE.
Culture South Italian Greek, Apulian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 20.9 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 12.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 8.2 cm
Weight 520 g
Measuring Remarks D2 includes the handle. D3 is the base diameter.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Painting, Glazing, Incising
Munsell Color Information (N2.25/ 3.8%R ) -ns Moderate Orange Yellow ( 7.5YR 7/8) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

APULIAN GNATHIA CHOUS Shape and Ornament: Ovoid body, trefoil mouth, strap handle. Narrow ridge around base. On shoulder, from top to bottom: egg pattern, wavy band, wave pattern, and long pendants, bordered above and and separated by double incised lines. On the body, a horizontal vine branch between vertical sprays. Stem and two grape clusters in red. Two uneven reserved and reddened bands around base. ACCESSORY COLORS Red: half wavy band, stem, and two grape clusters. White: Shoulder: egg band, wave pattern, and long pendants. On body, tendrils, sprays, leaves and three grape clusters. Yellow: half wavy band, tops of pendants. Attributed to the Circle of the Rose Painter by J. R. Green. About 320 B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 58, 7-8.

Description N/A

Oinochoe in London 1715 (Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum British Museum I [Great Britain I], pl. 4:13). A similar vine branch by the same painter appears on a skyphos in Bonn 1210 (Green, Gnathia Pottery in the Akademisches Kunstmuseum Bonn, 1976. P. 3 no. 2, pl. 2).


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 46, Plate 58, 7-8.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication University of Marburg Archaeological Seminar Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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