H. 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm)
diameter 7 1/16 in. (17.9 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1922
Not on view
Youth playing lyre and boy listening
The chous (pl. choes) served to take wine from a krater and poured into a drinking cup. It was also the shape associated with the Dionysiac festival called the Anthesteria in which the new wine was celebrated. Children were a major part of the festivities, and a large number of choes depict them. While this vase need not be directly connected with the festival, the combination of shape and subject certainly evokes it.
Said to be from Vulci
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