Etruscan Pontic black-figure oinochoe with revellers - ROM2010_11670_19


Etruscan Pontic black-figure oinochoe with revellers

Maker: Attributed to the Bibliothèque Nationale 178 Painter
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Etruria, Italy; found at Vulci, Etruria
Date: about 530-520 BC
Period: Etruscan Archaic period
29.8 x 16.8 cm
Object number: 919.5.138
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome - Bratty Exhibit of Etruria

Greek immigrants from the eastern Aegean (Ionia) settling in Etruria, created a class of black-figure vases called "Pontic" ware. The technique is black-figure but inspiration for the style of painting is Ionian.

Upper frieze: two men (komasts) dancing around a kylix; behind them on left, a winged Lasa and on right dancing man; at each end a bounding lion. Lower frieze: an animals frieze with sphixes, a griffin, lion and panther.

This was once attributed to the Tityos Painter, but Hannestad reassigned it to the Bibliothèque Nationale 178 Painter. 

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