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Object Number: MS548
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Manufacture Location: Corinth
Locus: Tomb 5
Period: Early Corinthian
Date Made: 620-590 BC
Early Date: -620
Late Date: -590
Height: 44.3cm
Outside Diameter:30.4cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
Other Number2 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number


Trefoil oinochoe with narrow foot. Trefoil mouth flares out broadly. Three friezes of animals. Shoulder frieze: duck flanked by lion and sphinx on the left and panther, owl and sphinx on the right. Central frieze: swan flanked by sphinx and lion on left and by sphinx and panther on the right. Under handle feline flanked by siren with displayed wings on the left and grazing doe on the right. Bottom frieze: swan flanked by lion, grazing goat and grazing doe on the left and panther, then grazing goat and panther. All friezes have filling ornaments of dots, bolbs, incised blobs and incised rosettes. On inside of neck: old label inscibed GC 45 and in ink: no. 2.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)View Objects in Exhibition
Mini Greek Exhibit (09 Oct 1989 - 1994)View Objects in Exhibition
Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989)View Objects in Exhibition


[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Schaus, Gerald P. & Benson, Jack L. 1995. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: The University Museum. University Museum 2; USA 29. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 60-61; pl. 38, 1-4View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Amyx, D. A. 1988. Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period. 1-3. : Page/Fig./Plate: 144View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 98, no. 3, pl. LIIView Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Payne, Humfry. 1931. Necrocorinthia: A Study of Corinthian Art in the Archaic Period. : Page/Fig./Plate: 298,no.731View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Rambo, E. F. 1919. On the design of Greek Vases. The Museum Journal. 10 (1): 8-14. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 11, fig. 2View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 56, no. 31View Objects cited in this Publication

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