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Miniature wine jug (chous) depicting two boys boxing

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Two small boys wrestling (boxing?), with a column on either side.

Provenance

By 1892: A. van Branteghem Collection (Hotel Drouot auction of the van Branteghem collection, Paris, May 30-31, and June 1, lot 140, said to be from Athens); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 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

Greek, Classical Period, about 420 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.); diameter: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.53

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure technique

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels