Oinochoe, Pitcher


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Oinochoe, Pitcher   (1922.01.0067)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Serving Vessels
Artist/Maker Attributed to the workshop of the Baltimore Painter
Geographic Location
Period/Date Hellenistic, 325 – 300 BCE
Culture South Italian Greek
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 32.8 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 12.4 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 6.0 cm
Weight 711 g
Measuring Remarks D1 and D2 include the handle. D3 is the base diameter.
Materials Ceramic--Terra Cotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.75/) -ns Moderate Yellowish Pink ( 5 YR 6.5/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

APULIAN RED-FIGURE TALL-NECKED OINOCHOE Shape and Ornament: Trefoil mouth, triple handle, flaring stem with torus foot. Inverted rays on neck, egg-and-dot frieze on shoulder. At base of handle a molded satyr's(?) head. On lower body, reserved band with black stripe above waves. Subject: Woman seated on stool holding an open box in her left hand and an oinochoe in her right. She wears a chiton, bracelets, necklace, and a beaded fillet. Facing her, Eros holding fillet in his right hand and a situla in his left. He is nude but for amulets and a fillet. One reverse, palmettes and volutes. Relief contour throughout. Accessory Colors: White rays on neck, woman's hair ribbon and Eros' wings, fillets. Yellow egg-and-dot frieze, stephane, oinochoe, box, stool, fillet, situla, and Eros' wings. From Leprignano. Attributed to the workshop of the Baltimore Painter by A. D. Trendall. About 325-300 B. C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 47, 1-2.

Description N/A

For a similar Eros and situla, see the lekanis lid in Bari 666 (RVAp II, p. 876, no. 105, pl. 336:2). A seated woman with very similar hair and drapery appears on an oinochoe in Hildesheim RM 15 (RVAp II, p. 877, no 116, pl. 337:I).


Bohen, B. et al, From Alexander to Augustus. University of Illinois: Champaign, 1983. 1983P.0028. Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Pages 37-38, Plate 47, 1-2. Also see unpublished student paper that argues it is not Eros but Hermaphroditus that is represented. 2012P.0068

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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