Pitcher (Oinochoe) in the Form of an African Male Head

Object Details

Title:

Pitcher (Oinochoe) in the Form of an African Male Head

Artist/Maker:
Culture:

Greek (Attic)

Place:

Athens, Greece (Place created)

Date:

about 510 B.C.

Medium:

Terracotta

Object Number:

83.AE.229

Dimensions:

21.5 × 8.9 × 12.7 cm (8 7/16 × 3 1/2 × 5 in.)

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The vase takes the form of the head of an African male. The head is mold-made, with added colour for eyes, eyebrows and lips.

Provenance
- 1983

Galerie Nefer, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.

Bibliography

"Acquisitions/1983." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12 (1984), p. 248, no. 85.