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Pitcher (oinochoe) with an invitation to a drinking party

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Oinochoe with circular mouth and high handle. To right, a youth, nude, with himation hanging from outstretched left arm, moving to right, his body in front view, his head to left, holding out a skyphos to a bearded man, nude with himation and staff over left shoulder, bending forward and...

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By 1912: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Gela.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, Classical Period, about 450 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 043.


Height: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); height (with handle): 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World