Large Corinthian Oinochoe

Culture: Corinthian
Period: 620-600 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 39 cm high
Price: 18 000 Euro
Ref: 2387
Provenance: From a Belgian private collection, acquired in the 1970s. With a copy of an old collection photo.
Condition: Reassembled from a few pieces, without any missing parts.
Description: Magnificent Corinthian oinochoe with a bulbous corpus and massive trefoil spout. The paint is divided in three broad bands. The upper one depicts in black-figured style with red details two lions and a wild boar. In between numerous blossoms. The lower band depicts two lionesses, one boar and a bird of prey (eagle). The middle one with thick scale decoration with white and red dots. On the neck and on the rim white dotted blossoms. The handle with three ribs starts at the rim, swings to the top and ends on the shoulder. On the rim, sideways of the handle, two rotelles with white blossoms. Ray decoration starting at the foot and pointing upwards.