Nov 12, 2009
Nov 12, 2009

Oinochoe (Wine Jug) in the Form of a Woman's Head

Oinochoe (Wine Jug) in the Form of a Woman's Head

c. 475–450 BC

associated with Class N


Overall: 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1926.520


Did you know?

The artist used white paint for the eyes and an ivy wreath, now partly lost.


Mold-made vases in the form of human heads became popular in Athens in the fifth century BC. Although some represent male figures (including Herakles, Dionysos, and satyrs) and often take the form of drinking cups, wine jugs in the form of women’s heads are most common. Unusual on this example are the incised ears.

See also
GR - Greek
Greek and Roman Art
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