Early - Middle(?) Corinthian Oinochoe (Wine Jug) or Amphora (Storage Vessel) Base FragmentArchaic
620 BCE - 570 BCE
Diameter of base
2 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 3 5/16 in. (5.7 x 9.8 x 8.4 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- amphorae - Ancient Greek and Roman storage vessels of many variations usually having a large oval body with a narrow neck and two or more handles extending from the mouth or neck to the shoulders on the body.
- Animalia - Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
- bases - Elements at the bottoms of structures or objects upon which the upper parts rest or are supported; for large objects, bases are often relatively massive. For terminal elements upon which objects rest and that are small in relation to the body of the object, use "feet."
- concentric - Describes two circular or spherical figures, spaces, or objects that have a common center or axis.
- Corinthian - Refers to a pottery style created in the city and region of Corinth in the Peloponnese in south-central Greece, and exported extensively in other parts of Greece, Italy, and Egypt, particularly in the second half of the seventh century BCE and the first half of the sixth century BCE. It is characterized by large vessels and bold decoration arranged in friezes covering most of the surface. Designs are in black-figure on a light terra-cotta background, with red, white, and incised additions. Motifs may have been inspired by Eastern textiles and typically include animals, monsters, or human figures, with ornaments such as dots, leaves, or rosettes scattered over the background.
- oinochoai - Ancient Greek one-handled vessels used for ladling and pouring wine or water; made in a variety of jug- and pitcherlike forms.
- Rajiformes - Members of an order containing around 530 species in eight living families of true rays and skates, which are flat-bodied cartilaginous fishes related to sharks, having eyes on top of head, ventral gills, and greatly enlarged pectoral fins extending forward along gill opening to attach to sides of head and in some even meet in front of head. They swim by creating wavelike motions with these pectoral fins.
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
- 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)."
- Diameter of base Dimensions: 2 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 3 5/16 in. (5.715 x 9.843 x 8.414 cm)
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
- Steffen Kaufler, Die archaischen Kannen von Milet (Dissertation (online) Bochum: University of Bochum, 2004), 54:590.
- Humfry Payne, Necrocorinthia (Oxford, United Kingdom: Clarendon Press, 1931), Figure Number: plate 23, no 4 (no.729) and no. 5 (no.770).
- Darrell Amyx and Patricia Lawrence. Archaic Corinthian Pottery and the Anaploga Well (Princeton, NJ: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1975), 159. Figure Number: no. 159, plate 28
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