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Greek Red-Figure Oinochoe with Europa Riding the Bull, 4th-3rd Century BC

A South Italian, Apulian jug with drum-shaped spout tapering to a thin neck with applied handle, neck painted with fluted and ovolo pattern; globular body painted with scene of Europa on the back of Zeus in the form of a bull, fish and dolphin to either side and rosettes in rest of field; large scrolling palmette to base of handle.