Agora Object: P 15849
Inventory Number:   P 15849
Section Number:   ΟΑ 1070
Title:   Red Figure Oinochoe Fragment
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Handle and part of neck and shoulder preserved. From a pot slightly smaller in size than the others of this series. The neat moulded ridge around the base of the neck is black.
Tongue pattern on shoulder. Around the neck a wreath of slender ribbed leaves and berries; cf. P 15848 (ΟΑ 1069). Here the leaves seem not be have been filled with white.
Figured scene: the upper left corner remains: the head of Athena, helmeted, right, with a trace of her shoulder and drapery and the upper line of her extended arm. In front of her, the ears of a horse.
Technique: no relief contours. Note that the helmet appears to have been an afterthought. The figure's head, with curly brown hair bound by a reserved fillet, and with curls falling to the shoulders at the back, was first entirely finished. Later the helmet, a curious sort of close-fitting casque with a thin crest falling from a high projection at the crown was painted over in clay-colored paint. A heavy line of this paint outlines the casque and is used for a reverse spiral which ornaments it toward the back. The original outline of the head and hair can be seen clearly under the remains of the overpainting.
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
Date:   12-15 April 1939
Section:   ΟΑ
Deposit:   U 26:1
Period:   Greek
Bibliography:   Hesperia 31 (1962), no. 17, p. 88, pl. 32:17.
    Agora XXX, no. 825, pl. 84.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:P 15840
    Agora:Object:P 15841
    Agora:Object:P 15848
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: 2000.01.0908 (Leica P 15849)
Object: Agora XXX, no. 825
Deposit: U 26:1
Card: P 15849
Card: P 15849