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Pitcher (oinochoe) with butcher's shop scene

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A butcher cutting up meat. Meaningless inscription. The bearded butcher wields a knife and wears a white loincloth (perizoma) and an (ivy?) wreath. He is about to cut up a haunch and the leg of a hooved animal over an altar-like block. A nude boy with a decorated mantle over his arm steadies...

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Meaningless inscriptions to right of the scene and behind the boy's head.


By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Sent from Italy.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500–490 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 25.9 cm (10 3/16 in.); diameter: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World