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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.

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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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