Wild-Goat Style Oinochoe (Pitcher) (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

630–620 BC
Greek (Eastern Greece)
Overall: 12 3/4 × 9 3/8 in. (32.39 × 23.81 cm)
The Wild-Goat style arose in the Greek isles and the Ionian coast (part of modern Turkey) in the 7th century and is characterized by animal friezes. Goats are the most common animal, but other animals (as on this example) also appear. The style is part of the Orientalizing period of Greek art and perhaps was inspired by Near Eastern textiles.
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund
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