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Pitcher (oinochoe) with Maenad and Silenus

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Oinochoe with circular mouth and high handle. To right, a woman in Ionic chiton with ivy wreath in her hair, moving to right, her body in front view, her head to left, holding thyrsos in left hand and kantharos in right towards a Seilenos, standing in three-quarter view to right, playing...

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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. 040.


Height: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.) height with handle: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World