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
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.

Animals in Ancient Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1986, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
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