Oinochoe with trilobate mouth

Attic pottery with red figures, 460-450 BC, terracotta with patina


The elegant jug (“oinochoe”) of Attic production, is characterized by its slender shape with an ovoid body, wide trefoil mouth and ribbon handle. It was used for pouring wine. The “red-figure” decoration is on the front of the artefact, where a chase scene takes place: a young man holds two spears in his left hand, while he is about to seize a young girl who is fleeing towards the right, looking towards her pursuer; the scene is completed by another female figure who is fleeing in terror. In general, the scenes painted on the ceramics concern myth or episodes of daily life and provide significant evidence of Greek culture and art.

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