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Attic, Classical Greek
6th century B.C.
H: 13.8 cm
Ceramic, Greek Vase, Vessel
Complete and in very good condition, foot partially restored.
A beautiful Epichysis with a squat belly and a high, slender neck ending in a long beaked spout. This particular shape is referred to as an “epichysis”, and recalls an oinochoi with a low body reminiscent of a pyxis (box).
A light beige-gray ceramic bowl, covered with a white slip; the decoration is painted in black under a beautiful turquoise glaze, thicker on the bottom where it partially dripped.
This animal, which can certainly be identified as a canid is seated with its legs folded under its body, its head raised and directed towards the viewer.
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