Oinochoe (shape 1) - 1965.19

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Oinochoe (shape 1). 

Intact and in good condition. High, elaborately drawn handle with central groove; at the bottom, a plastic mask of an Amazon and another at the mouth. From the handle onto the back of the mouth come rotelles in the form of plastic female heads. The lip is given a pronounced rim which has impressed egg and dot around the front portion. Narrow neck with a step at the junction with the shoulder. High foot with grooved outer edge; one part of the foot was damaged during manufacture.

On the body is depicted an Eros sitting between two standing women. The woman on the left leans her right elbow on a pillar and stands with her right leg relaxed. She supports a box or basket with her right hand and carries a bunch of grapes in her left. The Eros is seated left on a rock and holds a phiale in his right hand. The right woman faces left and has a mirror in her right hand and a wreath in her left. A sash is drawn in the field before her. Plentiful added white with yellow over for details. At the back, a palmette design; wave pattern below.

On the neck, tongues; on the shoulder, rosettes with white centres and groups of three white dots as filling between. The underside of the foot is reserved. There is no wash inside the vase.

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