Pitcher (oinochoe) with the Tyrannicides

Classical Period
about 400 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens


L x W: 16 x 14 cm (6 5/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World



Harmodios and Aristogeiton are depicted rushing to left; plastic decorations used on swords, scabbards and fillets.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: the Dexileos fragments [98.934-98.936] were bought from Rhousopoulos who said that at the time of the find he was not able to persuade the museum to take all the shards. Half went to the museum, where they were mixed up with other pieces; half to himself) (see also MFA 01.8254 and 01.8255 which according to a letter from John Marshall were purchased from Rhousopoulos with other fragments that had been stored in a cabinet with a note saying they were from the tomb of Dexileos in the Dipylon, Athens); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund