Corinthian Oinochoe by the Vatican Painter 73

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Corinthian Oinochoe by the Vatican Painter 73
Corinthian Oinochoe by the Vatican Painter 73
Rooms XVII and XVIII. Collection of Vases

The frieze with its animal subject is structured on two separate registers: flowers made up of dotted circles are alternated among the figures. On the upper register we find: Asian wild goat and lion, bull and stork, facing one another; a bird in flight between two sphinxes facing one another and two panthers; goat and lion, wild boar and panther facing one another. On the lower register there are: deer and panther, goat and panther facing one another; a bull between two lions, a charging ram facing a panther and a charging ram facing a lioness. The shoulder is decorated with a frame of black, red and white tabs and a dense pattern of black and red scales; at the level of the handle there is a metope, filled with flowers, and the isolated figure of a bird.
The vase was attributed by Payne to the Vatican Painter 73, the conventional denomination of a Corinthian ceramic painter who worked during the period of transition between the Protocorinthian and Corinthian styles, and whose name is taken from the Vatican Olpe.