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Terracotta oinochoe: chous (jug)

Attributed to the Pan Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 470 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) diameter 4 5/16 in. (11 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.160.55
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Ganymede with gamecock and hoop

Renowned for his beauty, Ganymede was a scion of the Trojan royal house. Zeus desired him to be the gods' cupbearer on Mount Olympos. Representations of the late sixth and fifth centuries B.C. show Ganymede being carried off by Zeus himself; beginning in the fourth century, Zeus is replaced by an eagle. The Pan Painter perfectly depicts the boy as he runs along. The subject is fitting for a jug from which wine was poured.
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