Attic red-figure chous

Attic workshop-0430/-0420

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization
Athens, Greece

Attic red-figure chous (wine jug) with representation of two naked boys wearing ivy wreaths. One holds a wheel (toy) and the other a bunch of grapes. Vases of this class are associated with the three-day festival of the Anthesteria, celebrated in early spring in honour of Dionysos, in which children also participated. The choai were used on the second day of the festival, when the Athenians tasted the new wine, with drinking parties (symposia) and wine-drinking contests. 430-420 BC. H. 0,17 m. Gift of Peggy Zoumboulaki in memory of her husband Tassos. (ΓΕ 35248)


  • Title: Attic red-figure chous
  • Creator: Attic workshop
  • Date Created: -0430/-0420
  • Location Created: Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: h170 cm (complete)
  • More Info: Benaki Museum - Benaki Museum
  • Type: vase
  • Rights: Benaki Museum
  • External Link: Benaki Museum

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