Ancient Art

Red-Figure miniature Oinochoe (chous): Boy with Dog

ca. 420 B.C.

Terracotta, red-figure

7.2 × 6 × 6.4 cm (2 13/16 × 2 3/8 × 2 1/2 in.)
other (Mouth): 3.8 × 3.7 cm(1 1/2 × 1 7/16 in.)
other (Foot): 3.9 cm(1 9/16 in.)
Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. William Witman II, B.A. 1935
On view
Greek, Attic
Containers - Ceramics

Ambassador and Mrs. William Witman, II; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1993.


“Acquisitions and Gifts 1993,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1994): 173.

Jan Bazant, “The Iconography of the Choes Reconsidered,” Listy Filologické 98 (1975).

Richard Hamilton, Choes and Anthesteria: Athenian Iconography and Ritual (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, 1992).

M Stern, “Kinder Kaennchen zum Choenfest,” Castrum Peregrini 132 (1978): 27–37.

Hilde Rühfel, Kinderleben Im Klassischen Athen: Bilder auf klassischen vasen (Mainz, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1984), 128–74.

Jenifer Neils and John H. Oakley, eds., Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2003), 284–87, no. 95–101, 95.

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery I (Mainz, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2011), 21–22, no. 16, pl. 24.5–8, fig. 16.

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