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

c. 475–450 BCE

associated with Class N

Overall: 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.)
Location: 102B Greek
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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.
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 BCE

Class N

Greek, Attic

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