Greek olpe

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Description

ITEMOlpe
MATERIALPottery
CULTUREGreek
PERIOD5th – 2nd Century B.C
DIMENSIONS110 mm x 50 mm
CONDITIONDamage, see pictures. The handle is left
PROVENANCEEx Dutch private collection, acquired between 1960 – 1980

The olpe is a jar used to take the wine out of a crater and is distinguished from the oenochoe by having more height than width. It also has a smooth profile on its edge compared to the tri-lobed of the oenochoe and a high handle that often rises above the edge. There are numerous examples of black-figured ceramic olpes.