Class of Vatican G. 47
Ancient Greek (active 520 BCE - 475 BCE) Primary
Attic Black-Figure Trefoil-Mouth Oinochoe (Wine Jug) with Departing Warrior SceneLate Archaic
ca. 520 BCE
8 7/16 x 4 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (21.5 x 12.1 x 14 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.2694
Geography: Europe, Greece, Attica
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Oinochoai
This object has the following keywords:
armor*, Attic*, Black-figure*, graffiti art*, inscriptions*, oinochoai*, vase paintings*, warriors*, Warriors
- Refers generally to that category of costume designed to be worn or carried to protect the body in combat. Armor pieces which are always physical parts of or are affixed to other pieces and cannot function alone are collocated under the guide term "
." For specifically groups of armor pieces designed as a whole to possess particular physical characteristics in order to suit a particular purpose or occasion, see "armors."
- Attic - Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
- Black-figure - Refers to a style of Greek vase painting that developed from the Geometric and Orientalizing styles. It appeared in Corinth around 720 BCE, flourished in Attica by 600 BCE, and was found in Sparta, eastern Greece, and elsewhere, until the Red-figure style gradually replaced it in the late sixth century BCE. The style is characterized by a particular technique, which is characterized by the use of a refined slip, a two-stage firing process, and sintering to create black figures in silhouette on a red ground. Details were incised into the black figures or applied in purple or white pigment.
- graffiti art - A broad genre of visual communication placed on surfaces, usually in urban environments; term reserved for works that are considered art or artistic, rather than casual notations or scribbles, which are called "graffiti." Examples of graffiti art include works expressed in a signature form, in either a stylized monogram or as large colorful murals. Examples may include works that are not in graphic media or are not created directly on the surface, but created and then applied to the surface. Graffiti art has occasionally been created as paintings on moveable supports. Contemporary graffiti art emerged in the mid-1970s in New York City, rendered in spray paint on subway train cars and walls. Originally graffiti art was illegal, applied to unauthorized public space or property by individuals or groups, though now it may also appear as commissioned work.
- inscriptions - Words, texts, lettering, or symbols marked on a work, including texts, legends, documentation notes, or commemoration. For standardized symbols or notations on objects that convey official information, use "marks (symbols)."
- oinochoai - Ancient Greek one-handled vessels used for ladling and pouring wine or water; made in a variety of jug- and pitcherlike forms.
- vase paintings - Refers to two-dimensional decoration applied to pottery by using paint made of metallic oxides or other pigments held in suspension in slip or another medium. The term is particularly used to refer to Ancient Greek red- and black-figure works. See also "porcelain paintings (visual works)."
- warriors - Those trained for or engaged in the physical combat of warfare, especially close hand-to-hand combat, and designated for or sanctioned in that function by the society or group for which they fight, irrespective of membership in an army. Includes men of the warrior age grade in certain pre-literate societies, as for instance, among some East African pastoral societies. For members of an army, whether directly involved in combat or in other duties, use "soldiers."
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Ancient Life on Greek Pottery Bryn Mawr College , Mar 30, 2015 – Jun 1, 2015
Owner Name: Cedric G. Boulter and Patricia Neils Boulter, Class of 1948, PhD 1953
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
Acquisition Method: Purchased at Auction
Disposal Method: Donation
Ownership Start Date: 1956
Ownership End Date: 1979
Owner Name: Munzen und Medaillen
Place: Basel, Switzerland
Disposal Method: Sale
Ownership End Date: 1956
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
J. D. Beazley,
Oxford, United Kingdom, 1971
Page Number: 186
Auction Sale at Basle (Switzerland), in the Premises of Münzen und Medaillen A G, Malzgasse 25
Münzen und Medaillen A.G..
Basel, Switzerland, June 30, 1956
Page Number: Number 102 on page 29, Figure Number: Plate 24, 102.
- The Classical Art Research Centre, "The Beazley Archive Online." Classical Art Research Centre. (Accessed April 1, 2020): University of Oxford, http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/index.htm. 351364.
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
- The Classical Art Research Centre, "The Beazley Archive Online." Classical Art Research Centre. (Accessed April 1, 2020): University of Oxford, http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/index.htm. 4323.
- The Classical Art Research Centre, "The Beazley Archive Online." Classical Art Research Centre. (Accessed April 1, 2020): University of Oxford, http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/index.htm. 330050.
- John H. Oakley, The Achilles Painter (Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern, 1997), Figure Number: Plate 61C-D.
- Alan Johnston, Trademarks on Greek Vases (Warminster, PA: Aris & Phillips, 1979), 229. Figure Number: Type 162/14F vii 20
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