Archaic Oinochoe (Wine Jug) or Jug Body SherdArchaic
Mid 6th century BCE - Early 5th century BCE
1 1/2 in. x 1 7/8 in. x 3/16 in. (3.8 cm x 4.8 cm x 0.5 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2011.17.299
Geography: Europe, Greece, Corinth
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Jugs
Collection: Collection of Doreen Canaday Spitzer
This object has the following keywords:
- Archaic - Refers to the pottery style found in Persia around 6000 BCE. The style is characterized by fine, plain buff pottery tempered with straw that is sometimes decorated with simple red or orange painted designs.
- bodies - Those parts of containers that enclose the contents, as distinguished from accessory components such as covers, handles, and applied decoration.
- oinochoai - Ancient Greek one-handled vessels used for ladling and pouring wine or water; made in a variety of jug- and pitcherlike forms.
- pitchers - Vessels, generally of ceramic, glass, metal, or plastic, that have a wide mouth with a broad lip and usually a handle at one side, but sometimes having two ears; includes those accompanied by a washbowl and used for personal hygiene.
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
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