This is a beautiful oinochoe (wine jug), made in southern Italy in circa the 3rd century B.C.; probably it is from the Greek colony of Campania. The vessel has a bulbous body with an elegant design. The black metallic glaze is of a very fine quality, giving the vessel a marvellous smooth exterior surface. With a trefoil spout, a strap handle and on the shoulder a pattern of vertical linear incisions.
Circa 3rd century B.C.
Height 12.2 cm, diameter of body ca 9 cm.
Formerly in the collection of Dr. Angelo R. Bergamo, New Jersey.
Intact; as usual with ancient pottery there are a few scratches, some minuscule damage to the rim and small spots with some loss of glaze, as visible on the photographs; overall in excellent condition