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

ca. 420 B.C.

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Ancient Art

Terracotta, red-figure


2 13/16 × 2 3/8 × 2 1/2 in. (7.2 × 6 × 6.4 cm)
Mouth: 1 1/2 × 1 7/16 in., 0.55 kg (3.8 × 3.7 cm, 1.21 lb.)
Foot: 1 9/16 in. (3.9 cm)

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Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. William Witman II, B.A. 1935

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Ambassador and Mrs. William Witman, II; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1993.
  • 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
  • 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
  • "Acquisitions and Gifts 1993," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1994), 173
  • Richard Hamilton, Choes and Anthesteria: Athenian Iconography and Ritual (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, 1992),
  • Hilde Rühfel, Kinderleben Im Klassischen Athen: Bilder auf klassischen vasen (Mainz, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1984), 128–74
  • M Stern, "Kinder Kaennchen zum Choenfest," Castrum Peregrini 132 (1978), 27–37
  • Jan Bazant, "The Iconography of the Choes Reconsidered," Listy Filologické 98 (1975),
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