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Terracotta oinochoe: chous (jug)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 420 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.202
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Boy pushing a toy cart

New wine was drunk by all participants, including children, in the Anthesteria, a winter festival of Dionysos. Miniature wine jugs like this, made especially for the children, often show toys and games.
Said to be from Greece

Richter, Gisela M. A., Marjorie J. Milne, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1922. Shapes of Greek Vases. New York.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. pp. 19-20, fig. 120, New York: Plantin Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 103, 244, pl. 84d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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