Terracotta oinochoe: chous (jug)

Period: Classical

Date: ca. 430–420 B.C.

Culture: Greek, Attic

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: H. 9 5/16 in. (23.6 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1937

Accession Number: 37.11.19


The subject concerns an Athenian reveler at the end of a bibulous evening. There has been considerable debate as to whether the man is returning home or calling on a hetaira (prostitute). Of exceptional architectural interest is the abbreviated depiction of the front of a house with the solid door and the tiled roof.