Oinochoe

Greek
Archaic Period
about 540 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

23.8 cm (9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.690

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

On panel: Herakles and Pholos. At right Herakles, wearing lion’s skin, sword and quiver, leans to right to lift lid of pithos buried in the earth; behind him, Pholos standing right (only front half of body shown), with right hand raised. Over background, ivy branches. Borders of double dots and dentils above; double dots left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Eleanor A. Sayre Collection (loaned to MFA, June 3, 1947 as 139.47); gift of Eleanor A. Sayre to MFA, October 8, 1959

Credit Line

Gift of Eleanor A. Sayre