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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.74

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels