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South Ionian Trefoil-Mouth Oinochoe (Wine Jug) Neck and Body Fragment

Early 6th century BCE

maximum length
2 11/16 in. x 1 7/8 in. x 1/8 in. (6.8 cm x 4.8 cm x 0.3 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.854
Geography: Asia, Turkey, Miletus
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Oinochoai
Culture/Nationality: Milesian/South Ionian/East Greek

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  • East Greek
  • guilloche - A pattern or ornament of interlaced curving bands in the form of two or more bands or strings twisting over each other, so as to repeat the same figure, in a continued series by the spiral returning of the bands; sometimes giving the effect of a braid, but most often in smooth curves forming circles. Sometimes considered a type of fret or a type of interlace. Named after the French engineer Guillot, who invented a machine that could scratch fine patterns and designs on metallic surfaces.
  • Ionian - Distinctive pottery painting styles produced in ancient Ionia, a region of central coastal Anatolia in present-day Turkey.
  • oinochoai - Ancient Greek one-handled vessels used for ladling and pouring wine or water; made in a variety of jug- and pitcherlike forms.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
  • shoulders - Steplike changes in the contour of an object, such as the transition part of a bottle between its narrow neck and wider body.
  • trefoil oinochoai - Oinochoai having a trefoil-mouthed shape.
  • vessels - Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.
  • Wild Goat Style - Refers to a Greek pottery style that began in Eastern Greece and flourished from about 650 to 550 BCE. It grew out of Sub-Geometric and Orientalizing styles, and is characterized by a loose painting style using dark paint on a light colored slip, enlivened with purple details, and with faces and anatomical details reserved in light. The subject matter often includes animals, especially goats, deer, geese, and griffins.

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  • maximum length Dimensions: 2 11/16 x 1 7/8 x 1/8 in. (6.8 x 4.8 x 0.3 cm)

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