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Pitcher (oinochoe)

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ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #1 (00.366) Oinochoe (shape 3) Attributed to the Pisticci Painter Early Style. about 450 B.C. Io, in the form of a cow, is being driven along by Argos, who stands in the foreground. Hermes follows from the left, his herald's staff in his extended left hand, his...

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By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: S. Italy) (also in Warren's records is excerpt of a 1901 letter from Engelmann that reads: bought of Nervegna, Brindisi); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, South Italian, Early Classical Period, about 445–430 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Lucania, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 001.


Height: 22.7 cm (8 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World