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NM Ant 1648 :: Oinochoe

Object description
Trefoil mouth; tapering neck; sloping shoulder; almost globular body; vertical, sliced handle from mouth to shoulder; lower body tapering to a concave stem;flat base. Greyish buff clay.
  • Data elements
Inventory number
NM Ant 1648
Object
Oinochoe
Place - Findspot
Malta (?).
Acquisition
Gift from prof. G. Lindström, 1894.
Description
Trefoil mouth; tapering neck; sloping shoulder; almost globular body; vertical, sliced handle from mouth to shoulder; lower body tapering to a concave stem;flat base. Greyish buff clay.
Condition
Mouth chipped. Encrusted.
Name - Photographer
Stalteri Marcus, Anna
Description
Anna Stalteri Marcus.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Comments
Underside marked ‘Malta’.; An oinochoe (pl. oinochoai, alternatively spelled oenochoe/oenochoai) is a single-handled vessel, more specifically a jug, usually taller than it is wide. They come in many different shapes and forms, with variations in profile, mouth-type and handle-form. They functioned as pouring vessels for wine and have taken their name from the Greek words “oinos” (wine) and “cheo” (I pour). Miniature versions were often placed in children’s graves.
Pottery ware
Plain
Height / Höjd
10,6 cm
Diameter
3,6 cm
Dimensions
H 10.6. Ø of base 3.6.
Need of treat
1
Date - Registration
1998-04-07