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Oinochoe (Pitcher)

A work made of terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique.

Date:

end of 4th century BCE

Artist:

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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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Mattinata Painter

Title

Oinochoe (Pitcher)

Origin

Greece

Date

300 BCE–201 BCE

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

The Art Institute of Chicago

Reference Number

1889.88

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