Man with lyre and staff, woman with lamp, on opposite sides of door
The subject concerns an Athenian reveler at the end of a bibulous evening. There has been considerable debate as to whether the man is returning home or calling on a hetaira (prostitute). Of exceptional architectural interest is the abbreviated depiction of the front of a house with the solid door and the tiled roof.
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Title:Terracotta oinochoe: chous (jug)
Date:ca. 430–420 BCE
Dimensions:H. 9 5/16 in. (23.6 cm)
Credit Line:Fletcher Fund, 1937
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Sutton, Robert. 2004. "Family Portraits: Recognizing the Oikos on Attic Red-Figure Pottery." Charis: Essays in Honor of Sara A. Immerwahr, Hesperia Supplement, 33, Anne P. Chapin, ed. pp. 331–3, fig. 17.3, Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
Mitchell, Alexandre G. 2009. Greek Vase-painting and the Origins of Visual Humour. pp. xi, 64 n. 105, 65–66, 90 n. 184, 202 n. 238, fig. 20, New York: Cambridge University Press.
Corner, Sean and Prof. Nancy Rabinowitz. 2011. "Bringing the Outside In: The Andron as Brother and the Symposium's Civic Sexuality." Greek Prostitutes in the Ancient Mediterranean, 800 BCE-200 CE, Allison Glazebrook and Madeleine M. Henry, eds. pp. 62–63, fig. 3.1, Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
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