|PERIOD||5th – 2nd Century B.C|
|DIMENSIONS||110 mm x 50 mm|
|CONDITION||Damage, see pictures. The handle is left|
|PROVENANCE||Ex 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.