Pitcher (oinochoe)

Greek, East Greek
Archaic Period
620–580 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Ionia, Miletos

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 290.

Dimensions

Height: 31 cm (12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.90

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

On View

Evanthea and Leo Condakes Gallery (Gallery 113A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

From bottom to neck three bands: (1) lotus flowers and buds; (2) dog pursuing six goats; (3) palmettes, griffins, geese and goats. Creamy slip. Handle repaired.
Body flares from base; well-defined shoulder, trefoil mouth.

Provenance

By date unknown: with E. Simeon of London who said it was found in his own excavations in the island of Rhodes; by date unknown: purchased by Mrs. Samuel Torrey Morse from E. Simeon; gift of Mrs. Samuel Torrey Morse to MFA, January 1903

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. S. T. Morse