Ancient Grek Gnathian Terracotta Oinochoe
ca. 340-320 B.C. Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Present-day Ignazia.
A nice black pouring vessel beautifully decorated with the characteristic gnathian techniques; with a rounded, fluted body tapering towards the foot, offset neck and wide, trefoil mouth and a single handle. Body and neck are adorned with stylized grapevine, with egg and dart, zigzag, and beaded bands on the shoulders, separated by incised lines.
The Oinochoe was used to pouring wine from a “krater” into a drinking cup. The word “Oinochoe” means “wine-pourer”.
Good Condition, Size: H:180mm / W:100mm; 321g