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Black-Figure Olpe (Wine Jug): Rooster

c. 575 BCE
Overall: 35.5 cm (14 in.)
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Location: 102B Greek

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Roosters appear frequently on vases—alone, in cock fights, and as love gifts.

Description

Although this wine jug, simply decorated with a rooster and two lotus blossoms, looks much like Athenian vases, it was made in Corinth. The paler buff color of the Corinthian clay can be seen on the handle and in some areas of loss, but the background of the decorated area has been covered with a red slip imitating the reddish, iron-rich Attic (or Athenian) clay. On the back of the vase, two reserved (red) crescent shapes may represent eyes, like those painted in much more detail on many drinking cups of this period.
Black-Figure Olpe (Wine Jug): Rooster

Black-Figure Olpe (Wine Jug): Rooster

c. 575 BCE

Greek, Middle/Late Corinthian

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