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Shapes: Oinochoai

The painter's oinochoai are few but varied. Those of shape 1, like the name-vase at Harrow, are nearly identical, with an ogival foot, constricted trefoil mouth, and high, sharply-ridged handle. Similar but not identical oinochoai were painted by the Berlin Painter, whose influence is also evident in the graceful figures on these jugs. We have already noted the influence of the Berlin Painter on the two oinochoai in Tampa, but they are of shape 2, with squatter proportions and broad disk feet; the Berlin Painter seems not to have decorated any oinochoai of this type, another point of difference between him and the Harrow Painter.1

1 Even less common are the other two oinochoai by the Harrow Painter: one of shape 5A, the other of shape 5B; Basel 1921.363 and New York 12.229.13 (ARV2, 276, 79-80).

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