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Terracotta oinochoe: chous (jug)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 430–420 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H.: 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel G. Ward, 1875
Accession Number:
75.2.12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Dionysos and a satyr

The artist has produced a noteworthy juxtaposition here between Dionysos, wholly wrapped in a chiton and himation, and the nude, balding satyr who brandishes a torch and carries a pack or sack on his back.
Said to have been found in Athens in 1865

1865, said to have been found in Athens; after 1865, with Professor Athanasios Sergiou Rhousopoulos, Athens; by 1874, purchased by Samuel G. Ward from Prof. A.S. Rhousopoulos, Athens; acquired 1875, gift of Samuel G. Ward.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1875. Fifth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for the Year ending May 1, 1875. p. 70, New York.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. p. 70, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The Terracottas and Pottery of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 4 and 15. no. 1754, p. 130, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

van Hoorn, Gerard. 1951. Choes and Anthesteria. no. 742, fig. 242, Leiden: Brill.

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