Red Figure pitcher (oinochoe) with two youths and a dog
Early Classical Period
about 450 B.C.
the Chicago Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 042.
Height: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); height with handle: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
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.
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)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912