oinochoe (Jug)

About this object


The jug’s style shows the transition from the end of the Bronze age to the early Iron age.

Physical description

Small ceramic wine jug (oinochoe). Body is globular, with a tall neck and trefoil mouth, and a vertical loop handle attached at back of neck. Base is flat, with a low foot. Vessel has a round eye on either side of the spout, mimicking a bird. Three line and dot motifs are painted on the shoulder at the front, whereas the handle is painted with stripes.