Red Figure pitcher (oinochoe) with two youths and a dog

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


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 042.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.191

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Red Figure oinochoe with large cylindrical mouth and high handle.
Two nude young athletes. The one to right stands in front view, looking to left and holding out strigil to the other who stands in profile to right with his hands clasped. Between them a dog. In field, a pouch. Above the youths’ heads the Greek inscription, “Alkimachos is handsome” (ALKIMACHOS IS HANDSOME). A tongue pattern above the figures. Below them, a maeander encircling the vase.

Inscription

ΑΛΚΙΜΑΧΟS
ΚΑΛΟS

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