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Pitcher (oinochoe)

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Dionysos reclining under a grapevine. He is crowned with ivy and holds in outstretched right hand a kantharos from which he is spilling wine. Oinochoai were for pouring wine, and it is the winegod Dionysos who is depicted here. Wreathed with ivy and propped on a cushion, the god extends his...

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By 1877: W. S. Bigelow Collection (loaned to MFA, 1877); gift of W. S. Bigelow to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500–490 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World