Agora Object: P 15848
Inventory Number:   P 15848
Section Number:   ΟΑ 1069
Title:   Red Figure Oinochoe Fragment
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Part of neck and shoulder, mended from three pieces. Two mastoi on the shoulder curve, reserved and painted white. Reserved also, the vertical face of the ridge at the base of neck (except at back).
Ornament: tongue pattern on the shoulder. Around the neck, well below its mid-point, a wreath of slender leaves and berries set along a straight central stem. Pairs of leaves alternate with large berries whose stems twist now above, now below the center. At the front, the central, downturned berry is flanked by pairs of smaller leaves. Stems and berries are in heavy clay-colored paint; leaves are outlined and provided with a central rib in this same paint, and the spaces filled in with white. This is the most elaborate and the best preserved of four examples in this series, all decorated on the neck in a very similar style and technique; the other three are P 15840, P 15841 and P 15849.
Of the figured scene, hardly a trace remains; at the extreme left the front tip of a helmet crest, right; at the center front, a bit of hair (horse's forelock?). No relief contour so far as preserved.
For the shape, cf. P 15840 and P 15841.
Context:   Oinochoe deposit.
Notebook Page:   2516
Negatives:   Leica, XXIV-56
Dimensions:   P.H. ca. 0.10; Diam. (base of neck) 0.131
Date:   12-15 April 1939
Section:   ΟΑ
Deposit:   U 26:1
Period:   Greek
Bibliography:   Hesperia 31 (1962), no. 16, p. 88, pl. 32:16.
    Agora XXX, no. 824, pl. 84.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:P 15840
    Agora:Object:P 15841
References:   Publication: Agora XXX
Publication: Hesperia 31 (1962)
Publication Page: Agora 30, s. 275, p. 256
Publication Page: Agora 30, s. 395, p. 376
Publication Page: Agora 30, s. 522
Image: 2012.51.0921 (XXIV-56)
Image: 2000.01.0918 (Leica P 15848)
Object: Agora XXX, no. 824
Deposit: U 26:1
Card: P 15848
Card: P 15848