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Corinthian black-figure oinochoe attributed to the Candida painter

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: Greek
: 570 - 565 B.C.
: Greek ceramic
: H: 17.2 cm

Alfred Bourguignon, Naples, late 19th century (Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Collection d’Antiquités.Sculptures, Vases peints, Terres cuites, Verrerie, Bijoux, Bronzes, Médailles, March 18th-21st, 1901, no 10)

Charles-René de Paul de Saint-Marceaux (1845-1915), Paris by descent to the present owner.


The oinochoe has a broad flat base, domed body, a wide flange on the neck, and a high ribbon-shaped handle. It is unusual that the vessel retains its knobbed lid, which is trefoil shaped and fits neatly over the mouth of the oinochoe. The body of the oinochoe is painted in two registers with rows of striding lions, water-birds, sirens, and goats with rosettes and dots as filling ornament. There is a double band of dots on the shoulder and rays extending upward from the base. 


For a closely related broad-bottomed oinochoe by the Candida Painter in Toronto see: D. M. Robinson, et al., A Catalogue of the Greek Vases in the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology (Toronto 1930), 55, pl. 13, no. 183. On the Candida Painter see: K. Neeft in Corinto e l’Occidente, Atti del trentaquattresimo Convegno di Studi sulla Magna Grecia (Taranto 1995), 401, fig. 16.


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