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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.
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