3rd-1st century BCE
Height: 6 3/4 inches
This ancient Greek jar was produced sometime between the third and first century BCE during the Hellenistic period. At this time, artists turned toward a basic common tone as reproduction was becoming increasingly popular. Most art made during the Hellenistic period was in honor of the kings. This particular jar has a ring mouth situated above the columnar neck. The handle is attached to the globular body. During this time period, it was also popular for artists to appeal to the senses by covering their art with lustrous surface treatments. This particular jar is covered with a red sigillata glaze.