Miniature wine jug (chous) with boy holding his pet bird

Greek
Classical Period
about 425 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.54

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Small nude boy seated on ground, looking at a bird perched on his left hand. Part of the base broken; the lip chipped.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: said to have been found at Athens); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund