Small two-handled jug

unknown artist1846

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Small two-handled jug from Samos island. The rim bears a barely legible inscription in Greek urging shepherds to drink wine, but teachers to go easy on it, and the date, 17 February 1846. On the greenish-white glazed surface is depicted a male figure between two floral designs, while the back is decorated with a multi-petalled rosette. This is one of the oldest examples of neo-Hellenic ceramic work with an absolutely certain production date. The manufacturing technique carries on the Byzantine tradition. H. 0.10 m. Gift of Eleni Efkleidi. (ΓΕ 8646)

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  • Title: Small two-handled jug
  • Creator: unknown artist
  • Date Created: 1846
  • Physical Dimensions: w160 x h100 cm (complete)
  • More Info: Benaki Museum - Benaki Museum
  • Type: liquid transport vessel
  • Rights: Benaki Museum
  • External Link: Benaki Museum

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