C. 300 BC. South Italian. Oinochoe. An elegant oinochoe with high spout, thick, cylindrical neck, and a globular body sitting on a ring foot. The whole vessel is reserved in black, with stylised vine borders running around the neck and body. An oinochoe is a wine jug and a key form of ancient Greek pottery, used for pouring wine during symposia (communal drinking parties). Excellent condition.
Size: L:250mm / W:110mm ; 685g
Provenance: From the private collection of Mr. R. Unger; previously with a London gallery; acquired in before 2000 on the UK art market.