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Oinochoe

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Fragments of an oinochoë. Vase has been badly shattered. At left of center a female figure hastens to left followed by a youth; at the left of the woman a man; at the right of the youth a seated woman. Flesh of central female figure is white.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to a letter from John Marshall they [01.8254-01.8255] 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; see also Warren's records for the three fragments from the Dexileos tomb acquired by MFA in 1898 [98.934-.936] where he noted Rhousopoulos said 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); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, about 395–400 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

11 x 27.8 cm (4 5/16 x 10 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8254

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels