User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Pitcher (oinochoe)

Start collecting

Ovoid body, trefoil mouth, one handle, small base. Most of body covered with fluting. Decoration in dull black: line at lip, two dotted circles (eyes) on either side of neck, band at bottom of neck. On shoulder a reserved band with a cross-hatched triangle at center, and a framed vertical...

Show Full Description


By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Cypro-Geometric I Period, about 1050–950 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 222.


Height: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.) Diameter: 16.6 cm (6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Slip Painted Ware


The Ancient World