Terracotta oinochoe: chous (jug)

Greek, Attic

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159

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.

Terracotta oinochoe: chous (jug), Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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