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Gnathian Ribbed Oinochoe (Wine Jug): Masks, Dancer, and Flute-Player

Gnathian Ribbed Oinochoe (Wine Jug): Masks, Dancer, and Flute-Player

c. 300–275 BCE
Overall: 46.4 cm (18 1/4 in.)
Location: 102D Pre-Roman

Did You Know?

The ribbed lower body of this large jug likely emulates vessels made of precious metal.

Description

The ornate decoration of this grand vessel takes several forms. A mold-made male theater mask sits at the upper handle attachment, looking out over the rim. Below this, two chubby boys—a dancer and pipe-player—cavort on the neck, flanked by female masks. Farther down, a band of ivy leaves and berries on a red and yellow ribbon adorns the widest point of the vessel, with ribbing above and below.
  • Pasinisi Collection, Rome
    ?-1952
    Luigi Cigliano, Rome, Italy, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1952-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Beazley Archive. n.d. Beazley Archive Pottery Database. Oxford: Beazley Archive. BAPD 1001477 www.beazley.ox.ac.uk
    Mayo, Margaret Ellen. The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia : an Exhibition. Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1982. pp. 274-275, cat. 135.
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art Handbook. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1958. Mentioned and Reproduced: cat. no. 30 archive.org
    Boulter, C. G., Jenifer Neils, and Gisela Walberg. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1971. p. 29, plates 46-47 www.beazley.ox.ac.uk
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