Pitcher (oinochoe) with an invitation to a drinking party

Classical Period
about 450 B.C.
the Chicago Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 043.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)


The Ancient World



Oinochoe with circular mouth and high handle.
To right, a youth, nude, with himation hanging from outstretched left arm, moving to right, his body in front view, his head to left, holding out a skyphos to a bearded man, nude with himation and staff over left shoulder, bending forward and holding out right hand.

[Label text]:
On this oinochoe, a young man offers a skyphos to an older man leaning on a staff, perhaps inviting the man to join him at a symposium.


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