Jug card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Jug

1981.1112.43

Currently not on display

Information

Jug (oinochoe), so-called “Phoenician shape”. Mended from several fragments. Typical 7th-century impasto fabric, thin walls, highly burnished, brown mottled with gray, with fine white inclusions and very fine flakes of golden mica. Incised pattern of “Villanovan birds” with spreading wings and tails on body, pendant rays on shoulder, rows of intertwined arcs and linear designs on neck. Traces of red pigment in the incisions.