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Athenian black-gloss oinochoe

Object Details

Title:

Athenian black-gloss oinochoe

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Greek (Attic)

Place:

Athens, Greece, Greece (Place Created)

Date:

about 400 B.C.

Medium:

Terracotta

Object Number:

2016.79.2

Dimensions:

18 cm (7 1/16 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of Constance Jordan

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Object Description

Wine jug with trefoil mouth ('oinochoe shape 2'). Black interior and exterior, with reserved base.

Provenance
Provenance
between 1958 and 1961 - about 1984

Sir Walter Fraser Oakeshott, 1903 - 1987 (Eynsham, Oxfordshire), given to Constance Jordan, about 1984.

about 1984 - 2016

Constance Jordan (Altadena, California), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2016.

Provenance Remarks: According to correspondence from Sir Walter Oakeshott to Constance Jordan (undated, before 1984), Oakeshott bought 2016.79.1 and .2 in Athens during trips with Hellenic Cruises. Dancy, J., Walter Oakeshott: A Diversity of Gifts (1995), 228 notes that Oakeshott gave lectures on Swan Hellenic Cruises in 1958, 1959 and 1961, which provides the date range for his acquisitions. When Oakeshott offered the vases to Constance Jordan is uncertain, as the letter in which he makes the offer is undated. It must, however, precede June 1984, as Oakeshott elsewhere discusses working on an article that would appear in the Times Literary Supplement for 22nd June 1984. (February 2020)

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