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Pitcher (oinochoe)

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Lead-glazed oinochoe with silvery green iridescence. Relief decoration of a nude draped with a cloak, bearing a tray atop head, surrounded by sprays of grapevine. Intact.


By date unknown: Charles Bain Hoyt Collection (according to his associate Burdon-Muller, the Hoyt "Greek & Roman glass and lead-glazed vases were all purchased from Kelekian and Kouchakji in New York"; bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt to MFA, May 11, 1950

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt

Roman Provincial, Augustan Period, 25 B.C.–A.D. 10

Place of Manufacture

Tarsus, Cilicia, Turkey


Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.) diameter: 11.3 cm.

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, mold-made, lead-glazed


The Ancient World