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Terracotta oinochoe: chous (jug)

Period:
Classical
Date:
mid-5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.163
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Head of a youth

Small choes were made for the Athesteria, a festival of the new wine in which children were included. There are many preserved examples with representations of boys and girls and their activities.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p.14, Gallatin pl. 24.2, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

van Hoorn, Gerard. 1951. Choes and Anthesteria. no. 763, p. 160, fig. 514, Leiden: Brill.

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