c. 300–275 BCE
Overall: 46.4 cm (18 1/4 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1952.16
The ribbed lower body of this large jug likely emulates vessels made of precious metal.
The ornate decoration of this grand vessel takes several forms. A mold-made male theater mask sits at the upper handle attachment, looking out over the rim. Below this, two chubby boys—a dancer and pipe-player—cavort on the neck, flanked by female masks. Farther down, a band of ivy leaves and berries on a red and yellow ribbon adorns the widest point of the vessel, with ribbing above and below.
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