10 December 2004
A GREEK GEOMETRIC POTTERY OINOCHOE
NORTH IONIAN, CIRCA EARLY 7TH CENTURY B.C.
With a globular body, low foot, cylindrical neck, trefoil mouth and double-reeded handle, painted in brown slip with a central frieze of panels enclosing geometric motifs, including two panels each with a marsh bird facing right, with a band of Z's above and a band of crosshatched lozenges below, a band of double axes and vertical strokes encircling the body, and bands of crosshatched triangles and lozenges on the neck
11 1/8 in. (28.2 cm.) high
with Jean Mikas, Paris, 1950s.
European Private Collection.
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For a similar example, perhaps by the same hand, found on Crete, now in Munich, see no. 139 in Boardman, Early Greek Vase Painting.
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