Oinochoe

Description
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.
Accession Loan No.
A591a
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
oinochoe
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
oinochoe or chous
Cultural Group
Greek
Family Group

Material
pottery; Red figure ware
Collector / Excavator
Jones, Winslow, Mr
Collection Continent
Europe

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