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Terracotta oinochoe (jug)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 430 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.199
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Wreathed figure riding mule

The primary figure is the wreathed and long-tressed youth seated on a high-backed traveling throne. Gesturing casually, he seems to be in communication with the youth in front of him who has a wreath and scepter. The protagonist is difficult to identify. His comfortable seat and the disparity between his feet suggest that he is Hephaistos. However, his youth, wreath, and flowing hair are more appropriate to Dionysos. Another possibility is that these are two youths acting out the Return of Hephaistos.
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. 1988. Eros-Herakles, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4. Hephaistos, no. 151, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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