Jug - Styles and Influences
Greece; Hellenism; mid-1st c. BC
This type of jug was generally used as part of a drinking service, or was combined with patera for use in sacrificial rituals and funeral rites. As rituals stay unchanged for centuries so do the shapes of ceremonial vessels. The only thing that varies is the technique in which they are made (wrought or cast) and the handle decoration. Oinocho‘ as a type of vessel originated in Greece in the 6th c. BC (Corinth), and in the Hellenistic period the form began to be manufactured in Rome and spread all over the Empire.