Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Ribbed, wide-mouth oinochoe (wine jug) depicting two putti(cherubs) arguing over a cockfight
Apulia, Southern Italy
3rd century BCE
Late Gnathia Ware
Pottery
H: 32; Diam: 16 cm
Gift of Jan Mitchell, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 74.9.10
 
 
Gnathia pottery, a South Italian type, is the first Hellenistic ware in which the decoration is painted in color, usually white and golden yellow, over a black background.

Publications:
Merhav, Rivka, The Jan Mitchell Gift to the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1974

Exhibition:
Animals in Ancient Art: The Leo Mildenberg Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 16/10/1986 - 26/01/1988
The Jan Mitchell Gift to the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1974, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir