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Terracotta oinochoe (jug)

Attributed to Polion
ca. 420 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm) diameter of foot 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Eros riding fawn

This pretty and playful vase brings together the companions of two goddesses. Eros is associated with Aphrodite, and the fawn is associated with Artemis. Since Eros has his own means of rapid locomotion, the purpose of the combination is to amuse and delight.
Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1172, no. 16, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Eros, no. 225, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Levkoff, Mary. 2008. Hearst the Collector. no. 100, p. 217, Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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