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Terracotta oinochoe: chous (jug)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 440–420 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. with handle 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.182
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Boy pushing a child in a cart

At the Anthesteria, the festival of the new wine that took place in the autumn, children participated. The small choes made for their use are often decorated with games and playthings.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 105, Gallatin pl. 60.8, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

van Hoorn, Gerard. 1951. Choes and Anthesteria. no. 765, p. 160, fig. 95, Leiden: Brill.

Gericke, Helga. 1970. Gefässdarstellungen auf griechischen Vasen. no. 257, p. 155, Berlin: Hessling.

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