Miniature wine jug (chous) depicting a nude boy with his pet bird
about 425–420 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.); diameter: 7.1 cm (2 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure technique
A toddler boy wearing an amulet string approaches a pet bird perched on a table. Propped up on the wall behind him is his amax, or stick on wheels.
By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund