Attic Red-figured Oinochoe of the Calliope Painter

Culture: Greek/Attic
Period: 460-430 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 22.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2382
Provenance: From an old Swiss private collection, acquired from a Swiss auction house.
Condition: The neck reassembled from a few pieces and without missing parts. Corpus intact.
Description: Attic red-figured oinochoe of form 4 with a high handle and round spout attributed to the Calliope Painter. The picture depicts two male figures in front of a sacrificial altar. Both have a himation tied over their shoulders. The left, probably older, leans on a stick and sacrifices a piece of jewellery, probably a necklace or a bracelet. The other, younger man is painted with a frontal torso and his head in profile. He smiles and holds his right arm in front of his body. The scene is framed above and below by an egg and dart pattern. Under the handle and on the sides palmettes and volutes. The handle starts at the rim, is pulled up and reaches to the shoulder. The oinochoe stands on a multi-profiled ring foot. For the Calliope Painter and a similar oinochoe, see the British Museum with the museum number 1772,0320.21.