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Canosan Oinochoe in the Form of a Woman's Head - PF.0049
Origin: Magna Graecia
Circa: 400 BC to 200 BC
Dimensions: 12.75" (32.4cm) high x 4.5" (11.4cm) wide
Collection: Classical Antiquities
Style: Canosan
Medium: Terracotta


Location: UAE
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One of a pair, this delicately rendered vessel was probably used to pour libations at the tomb of some lady of ancient Magna Graecia. The woman depicted on the vase is perhaps an idealized portrait of female beauty, or she may be a local goddess who was the special protector of women. Her gently faded colors remind us of the vibrant artistic life that once flourished in the classical age. - (PF.0049)

 

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