Greek or etruscan oinochoe from Spina

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AR2456
Nicely preserved, delicate piece of ancient art. Reported to have been found in Spina area, Emilia Romagna, Italy. Acquired 1965 at Hermann Zirkel Gallery, Cologne, Germany.
Object: Small oinochoe

Material: Red clay with black slip

Date About 4th century B.C.

Description:    Pear-shaped jug with ring-shaped base and flat-convex handle. Short neck opening into a trefoil-shaped mouth.
The body is fully covered with black slip.
Reported to have been found in Spina area. Spina was a Greek-Etruscan city on today's Emilia Romagna in Italy. Possibly import from Apulia, such vases were e.g. very popular in Gnatia.

Size: Height 105 mm, Diameter 69 mm.

Condition: Very well preserved, black slip partially worn. Strong patina, especially around the bottom.

Reference: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: Zürich, Öffentliche Sammlungen Pl. 51.20
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Cambridge (MA) Fogg Museum and Gallatin Collections Pl. 36.1 (decorated with vine branch)

Provenance: Acquired 2018 from the German family collection Bergweiler which was formed over several generations. Acquired by Ä. and P. Bergweiler December 22nd, 1965 at Antiquitätenhandlung Hermann Zirkel, Cologne, Germany.

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