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Oinochoe (Pitcher)

A work made of terracotta, red-figure.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of terracotta, red-figure.


end of 4th century BCE


Attributed to the Mattinata Painter
Greek; Apulia, Italy

About this artwork

This vase depicts a woman wearing a chiton, a himation and a white sakkos (hat) sitting on an elaborate four-tier rock, holding a phiale (dish) out in her right hand and a large bunch of grapes back in her left. By her legs is a large and elaborate tambourine; to the far right is an elaborate sprouting floral.


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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium


Mattinata Painter


Oinochoe (Pitcher)


Greece (Object made in)

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300 BCE–201 BCE


terracotta, red-figure


38.1 × 13.9 × 13.6 cm (15 × 15 1/2 × 5 3/8 in.)

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The Art Institute of Chicago

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