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Oinochoe (Pitcher)

Terracotta pitcher decorated with red figures on a black background, with a slender neck and base. One side features a woman holding a fan; the reverse, a stylized fan pattern.
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  • Terracotta pitcher decorated with red figures on a black background, with a slender neck and base. One side features a woman holding a fan; the reverse, a stylized fan pattern.

Date:

end of 4th century BCE

Artist:

Attributed to the Mattinata Painter
Greek; Apulia, Italy

About this artwork

This vase depicts a woman shown running to the right, but turning back to the left. She wears a peplos and a white sakkos (hat), snake bracelets and a necklace. She carries in her right hand a wicker-work kanoun (topped by pomegranates and what seem to be small torches), as well as a fillet and a rosette wreath over her forearm. In her left hand is a large fan. Below her left arm is a large, elaborate tambourine.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Oinochoe (Pitcher)

Origin

Greece

Date

325 BCE–299 BCE

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Dimensions

37.4 × 13.9 × 13.9 cm (14 3/4 × 5 1/2 × 5 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

The Art Institute of Chicago

Reference Number

1889.87

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