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Olpe (Etrusco-Corinthian ware)
6th century BCE

fired clay
17.7 × 13.0 × 10.9 cm
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1893
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Jug with a wide, flaring mouth and single strap handle joined from the mid-body to the rim. On the rim are two tiny lugs either side of the handle. The clay is pink-buff and decorated in black/brown and red, the black imperfectly fired. There is a black band around the mouth and the exterior neck and handle are all black. Below the neck is a reserved band decorated with groups of vertical dashes. Below this, between red bands are pattern bands of incised semi-circles, overlapping and interspersed with reserved dots. There are vertical dashes below this to the foot.