This shape is considered an Atticising form from southern Italy. The present example is particularly fine in its potting.
The epichysis was a jug characterised by a high loop handle and a narrow spout that allowed very accurate pouring of the contents. This made it an apt vessel both for the delicate job of refilling oil lamps and for pouring very small amounts of precious oils when at the baths.
Mr and Mrs Robert Feuer, New York, USA; acquired 1970s–80s