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Canosan Oinochoe in the Form of a Woman's Head - PF.0340
Origin: Magna Graecia
Circa: 350 BC to 250 BC
Dimensions: 15.5" (39.4cm) high x 4.75" (12.1cm) wide
Collection: Classical
Style: Canosan
Medium: Terracotta

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One of a pair, this graceful vessel was used to pour offerings of wine or milk onto the tomb of some ancient person--almost certainly a woman--who lived during the flower of the Classical age. The head itself may represent a goddess, perhaps a protector of women, or an idealized feminine beauty which still delights the senses. We are reminded of those long ago lives--full of laughter, color, tears and dreams--which perhaps were not so very different from our own. - (PF.0340)

 

 

 

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