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Pitcher (oinochoe)

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Lead-glazed oinochoe with silvery green iridescence. Relief decoration of a nude draped with a cloak, bearing a tray atop head, surrounded by sprays of grapevine. Intact.

Provenance

By date unknown: Charles Bain Hoyt Collection (according to his associate Burdon-Muller, the Hoyt "Greek & Roman glass and lead-glazed vases were all purchased from Kelekian and Kouchakji in New York"; bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt to MFA, May 11, 1950

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt

Roman Provincial, Augustan Period, 25 B.C.–A.D. 10

Place of Manufacture

Tarsus, Cilicia, Turkey

Dimensions

Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.) diameter: 11.3 cm.

Accession Number

50.2298

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, mold-made, lead-glazed

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels