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Trefoil-Mouth Pitcher (Oinochoe) with Animals

Greeks settled throughout the Mediterranean, and some of the oldest Greek cities were established on the western coast of Turkey. This region was known as Ionia and consisted of a series of independent city-states. Many of these cities fostered famous workshops and produced well-known pottery and sculpture. This pitcher is enlivened by a selection of running animals and may represent a hunting scene.

Greek, made in Ionia (Anatolia)
Trefoil-Mouth Pitcher (Oinochoe) with Animals
Archaic period, ca. 580–550 BC
Terracotta
H. 10 9/16 in. (26.8 cm), diam.7 7/8 in. (20.0 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 72.144.4