Miniature oinochoe (chous) depicting a nude boy with his pet bird

Greek
Classical Period
about 425–420 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.); diameter: 7.1 cm (2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8086

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure technique

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

A toddler boy wearing an amulet string approaches a pet bird perched on a table. Propped up on the wall behind him is his amax, or stick on wheels.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund