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chous

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1856,0512.12

  • Description

    Pottery: red-figured chous (jug).
    Design red and white on a black panel, with egg-moulding above and wave-pattern below. Trefoil mouth.
    Girl playing with tortoise: A girl to left, with long hair tied in a bunch over the forehead, short loose chiton, and under-garment with spotted sleeves, anklet on left leg, and sandals with white tops; her chiton has engrailed borders and stripe down the front on which are white dots, and is embroidered with crosses and circles of dots; round her right shoulder is a belt from which hang amulets (?) and a bulla (?). In left hand she holds a white oinochoe; in right she holds out a tortoise, by a string tied to its hind-leg, to a spaniel to right which looks up at it. On the left is an embroidered taenia; before the dog, a plant; on the right a stele on a white base, on which stands a large white cantharos. The ground-lines are indicated.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 360BC-350BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 20.32 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    BM Cat. Vases

    Millingen, Vases de Coghill, pl. 44; Daremberg and Saglio, Dict. des Antiqs. i. p. 695; Baumeister, p. 779.

  • Bibliography

    • Old Catalogue 1442 bibliographic details
    • RVAp 21/68 bibliographic details
    • Vase F101 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G69/dc4

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1856

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1856,0512.12

Pottery: red-figured chous (jug) showing a girl teasing a dog by dangling a tortoise in front of it. She wears a short elaborately patterned tunic and amulets across her chest and round her ankles.

Pottery: red-figured chous (jug) showing a girl teasing a dog by dangling a tortoise in front of it. She wears a short elaborately patterned tunic and amulets across her chest and round her ankles.

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