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Terracotta oinochoe (jug) with a seated boy

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 5.51 cm.
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.42
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The child sits under a grape arbor holding an oinochoe in his left hand, a cake and cornucopia in his right.

The clearly Dionysiac iconography connects the vase with the festival of the Anthesteria, the new wine, in which children participated.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 18, Gallatin pl. 30.2, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 116, 255, pl. 95e, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. pp. 1015, 1678, no. 11, Add. 1, pp. 1014-24, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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