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Matt-painted jug in Linear style, found during the Scavi Kleibrink 1991-2004 on the Timpone della Motta, 7th c. BC, National Archaeological Museum, Sibari.
Matt-painted jug in Linear style, found during the Scavi Kleibrink 1991-2004 on the Timpone della Motta, 7th c. BC, National Archaeological Museum, Sibari.

V.A.3. Matt-painted jug in Linear style

The hand-made jug has a compressed globular body and conical neck. A frieze composed of horizontal lines encircles the transition from neck to body, while the upper area is decorated with vertical undulating lines. The most characteristic decorative elements, however, are the ‘arrow’ fringes on the belly.

These are also part of the repertoire of Oenotrian vase-painters at Amendolara, where they adorn pots placed in graves from the final phase of the Early Iron Age. The inspiration for these fringes probably came from Italo-Euboian pots like one from Canale-Ianchina.

The jug is associated with Temple V.d on the Timpone della Motta, Scavi Kleibrink 1991-2004, no. AC//, National Archaeological Museum, Sibari.

De la Geniere 1973, 22ss

Mercuri 2004, fig 37.