Pitcher (oinochoe) with an invitation to a drinking party

Greek
Classical Period
about 450 B.C.
the Chicago Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 043.

Dimensions

Height: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); height (with handle): 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.192

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Oinochoe with circular mouth and high handle.
To right, a youth, nude, with himation hanging from outstretched left arm, moving to right, his body in front view, his head to left, holding out a skyphos to a bearded man, nude with himation and staff over left shoulder, bending forward and holding out right hand.

[Label text]:
On this oinochoe, a young man offers a skyphos to an older man leaning on a staff, perhaps inviting the man to join him at a symposium.

Provenance

By 1912: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Gela.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912