Earthenware Jar (Pithos) by Unknown Artist

Jar or pithos of heavy fabric.

Details

Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
71 cm
Acquired in:
1935
Presented by:
F E Andrews through The Art Fund

On upper part of each side is decoration in relief, composed of vine-tendrils with groups of figures above. A combination of classical and Biblical motifs which suggests a Jewish origin. Currently unlocated in the collection.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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