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Pitcher (oinochoe)

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Oinochoe (shape 5A) A youth, nude save for shoes, a himation, and wreath, stands at the left and offers a phiale full of cakes or eggs in his left hand to a female seated on a rock, who holds a stylized branch in her right hand. She wears a necklace, bracelets, and a sakkos, all in white, as...

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By date unknown: Richard Norton Collection; by 1912: Misses Norton Collection (loaned to MFA on July 8, 1912 as 924.12); gift of the Misses Norton to MFA, September 11, 1941

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Norton

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 360–350 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 026.


Height: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World