oinochoe (vessel)


This is a small red figure ware wine jug called an oinochoe or chous. The neck of the jug is broken and the handle is missing. The image shows a naked man crawling on his hands and feet. Vessels of this shape and size are often placed in children’s graves in ancient Greece, so the image may represent a baby or toddler. This vessel was donated to the museum in 1874 and it is not known where the donor collected it or where it was found.

This object is not on display.

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