Oinochoe (jug) by Unknown Artist

This jug was made on one of the Greek islands, probably Skyros.

Details

Medium:
Pottery
Dimensions:
Height: 26.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,187 ( Total: £13,200)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Christie's

It is one of only a very small group of similar pieces and the first example to enter a British collection. The decoration of this vase combines silhouetted winged horses in a sub-Geometric style and filling ornaments with a pair of cocks on the neck in the so-called black-figure technique.

Provenance

Dr Elli Borowski, Basel; Christoph Bernoulli, Basel; Christie's, London, 2006.

Venue details

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

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