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Olpe (Corinthian black-figure ware)
630 BCE-620 BCE

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
39.0 × 23.5 × 20.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Corinth, Greece
Inscription
none
Accession Number
268-D5
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1961
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Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Jug with an ovoid body, wide flaring mouth, strap handle and on the rim two circular lugs either side of the handle. Around the neck a narrow fillet. Decorated with aimal friezes of lions, panthers, goats and sphinxes. On the body, between the animals are solid black rosettes and on the neck dotted rosettes. At the base are short rays. The details are in added purple/red and white. On the underside is a brown dot at the centre and a brown circle. The neck is black within.