South Ionian Wild Goat Style Oinochoe (Wine Jug) Body FragmentOrientalizing
630 BCE - 580 BCE
2 15/16 in. x 2 5/16 in. x 3/16 in. (7.5 cm x 5.8 cm x 0.5 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.843
Geography: Asia or Europe, Greece or Turkey, Possibly Miletus
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Oinochoai
Culture/Nationality: South Ionian/East Greek
Findspot: Possibly Naukratis
This object has the following keywords:
animals, East Greek, Ionian*, oinochoai*, rosette*, sherds*, vase paintings*, vessels*, Wild Goat Style*
- East Greek
- 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.
- rosette - Motif in the form of a stylized rose with petals radiating from the center, or for similar circular ornaments having a design radiating from the center.
- 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)."
- 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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