Terracotta oinochoe: chous (jug)

Attributed to the Pan Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Ganymede with gamecock and hoop

Renowned for his beauty, Ganymede was a scion of the Trojan royal house. Zeus desired him to be the gods' cupbearer on Mount Olympos. Representations of the late sixth and fifth centuries B.C. show Ganymede being carried off by Zeus himself; beginning in the fourth century, Zeus is replaced by an eagle. The Pan Painter perfectly depicts the boy as he runs along. The subject is fitting for a jug from which wine was poured.

Terracotta oinochoe: chous (jug), Attributed to the Pan Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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