Pitcher (oinochoe)

Late Geometric Period
740–730 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 286.


Height: 33.1 cm (13 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Clay warm red. Oinochoe with trefoil mouth. Handle has horizontal lines. At lip a badn of cross-hatching; dark band. On neck: lines, band of zig-zags, panel with hatched meander, band of zig-zags. On shoulder: badn of cross-hatched triangles, larger band of cross-hatched triangles; band of hatched zig-zags interrupted by two relief breasts, painted black. On belly: band of running concentric circles, lines, band of zig-zags; lower part of vase has large areas of slip, thin lines and thin bands of reserve.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund