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Terracotta oinochoe: chous (jug)

Attributed to the Washing Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 430–420 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.258.22
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
The return of Hephaistos to Mount Olympos

The two exceptionally large and boisterous depictions of the subject by Lydos (in the gallery of sixth-century Greek art) find a very different sequel here. The procession has been reduced to essentials and the donkey now carries not only Hephaistos but also Dionysos, who grasps his kantharos (drinking cup) with both hands. Hephaistos behind him holds a hammer and tongs in his left hand and gestures with his right.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1909. "The Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1908--IV. Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 4(6): pp. 104-5, fig. 8.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 127, fig. 81, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 158-59, fig. 109, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 158-59, fig. 109, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 101, 241, pl. 81c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1249, no. 12, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Dionysos, no. 565, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1988. Eros-Herakles, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4. Hephaistos, no. 167, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Lissarrague, Francois. 1990. Aesthetics of the Greek Banquet: Images of Wine and Ritual. p. 41, fig. 27, Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Komos, no. 16, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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