ANCIENT GREEK WHITE Oinochoe VASE Height: 23 cm (9″)
White Oinochoe Vase from British Museum replica – Its a unique vase because all these years is the only white ground oinochoe. It is showing a woman spinning wool and is attributed to the Brygos painter. Made in Athens ca. 490-480 BC. BM Cat. Vases D13
Object type: jug
Museum number: 1873,0820.304
Description: White-ground Pottery oinochoe with a woman in a long sleeved, dotted chiton, a bordered himation, and sandals, with earrings, bracelets, and hair wound into a ball on the neck and fastened with a fillet, standing to right, twisting between the thumb and first finger of her right hand a thread from a hank of wool on a distaff which she holds up with her left. On the right, HEΠAIΣ KAΛΕ, ή παΐς καλή. The neck, handle, and foot are glazed black; the surface of the neck is slightly raised above that of the shoulder. The edge of the lip is coloured purple; at the base of the handle is an inverted palmette below a strip of egg pattern, and below the moulding on the shoulder is a band of tongue pattern; all red on black. The body is covered with a white engobe, on which the design is drawn in black outline. Purple is used for fillet, bracelets, sandals, wool, and spindle. Light brown for inner markings and upper folds of chiton and inscription. The hair is drawn in dark brown lines on a wash of light brown. Eye archaic. Below, a thin brown line.
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