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Terracotta oinochoe:olpe (jug)

Attributed to the Milazzo Painter
Period:
Transitional
Date:
ca. 630–615 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 14 5/16 in. (36.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1896
Accession Number:
96.18.41
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Four friezes with animals

Olpai were greatly favored by Corinthian artists, particularly during the last three decades of the seventh century. The decoration consists almost exclusively of animal friezes; there are virtually no examples with narrative figural subjects.
Muscarella, Oscar White. 1972. "A Bronze Vase from Iran and Its Greek Connections." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 5: pp. 46-7, fig. 20.

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