During the course of the 5th and 4th centuries B.C., black vessels like this one (commonly called black-glaze vessels) were made with increasing frequency in both Greece and South Italy. Many of them replicate the shape of metal vessels, while others have detailing that is molded or incised. Regardless, they would have been less expensive than vessels decorated in other contemporary techniques, for example, in red-figure.
Gift of Philip D. Armour and Charles L. Hutchinson
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William M.R. French, Notes [on a] journey to Europe with Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Hutchinson starting from New York Sat’y Mch. 9, 1889- , (unpublished manuscript, Art Institute of Chicago Archives), p. 27.
Art Institute of Chicago, Preliminary Catalogue of Metal Work, Graeco-Italian Vases, and Antiquities, December 9, 1889 (Chicago: Early and Halla Printing Company, 1889), p. 45, no. 355.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Ancient Art Galleries, Gallery 155, April 20, 1994–February 6, 2012.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Of Gods and Glamour: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151, November 11, 2012-June 19, 2015.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Dionysos Unmasked: Ancient Sculpture and Early Prints, Gallery 150 and 154, July 31, 2015-February 15, 2016.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Of Gods and Glamour: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151, February 17, 2016-present.
Pio Marinangeli, Rome; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1889; price reimbursed by Philip D. Armour and Charles L. Hutchinson.
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