Oinochoe

Description
This type of jug was used in ancient Greece for pouring wine. This one is decorated with a young man and a seated woman who is holding a mirror and a garland.
It was bought from Harold Clemens, an enthusiastic collector of curios, who having been an avid reader of the Bazaar, Exchange and Mart magazine, decided to set up his own ‘Fir Tree hotel Museum of Egyptian, Greek and Roman Antiquities’, in his public-house and bed and breakfast establishment at Woburn Sands, Buckinghamshire. He set himself up as ‘Curator’ and advertised curios and other items from his ’small museum’ in the aforementioned journal. His timing was good, Tutankhamun’s tomb had recently been discovered, and there was great interest in the occult, spiritualism and all things ancient. His endeavour was therefore of great interest. Unfortunately some of his ‘antiquities’ were anything but.
It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague, who collected over 800 specimens, which he bequeathed to the museum upon his death.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/647
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
oinochoe
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
wine jug; oinochoe
Dimensions
whole width 150 mm; whole depth 135 mm; whole height 230 mm; base diameter 95 mm
Production Person Surname
LNO Painter (Trendall)
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Classical - 500-336 BC
Production Date
-300
Production Town
Cumae
Production County
Campania
Production Country
Italy
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; Red figure ware
Function Name
storage/ pouring
Function Detail
wine
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Country
Greece?
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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