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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.354
Title
Oinochoe (wine pitcher): Woman Playing a Lyre
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
490-480 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Attica
Period
Classical period, Early
Culture
Greek
Location
Level 3, Room 3400, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art, Ancient Greece in Black and Orange
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Red-figure
Dimensions
26.5 x 10.5 cm (10 7/16 x 4 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in Greek, "He is beautiful; She is beautiful."
Provenance
Lord Aldenham, England (pre 1903); sold [through Sotheby's London 1937(?)]; to David Moore Robinson, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1960.

Published in the Burlington Fine Arts Club Exhibition of Ancient Greek Art (London 1903), p. 107 no. 43, and see J.D. Beazley in Journal of Hellenic Studies 59 (1939) 153.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Beazley Archive Database #13454
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David M. Robinson
Accession Year
1960
Object Number
1960.354
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

David Moore Robinson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum U.S.A.: volume 3, The Robinson Collection, Baltimore, MD, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1938), p. 20

Gisela M.A. Richter, Attic Red-Figured Vases, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT, 1958), p. 24-29

Joseph Veach Noble, The Techniques of Painted Attic Pottery, Watson-Guptill Publications (New York, NY, 1965), p. 84

[Reproduction only], Persephone, Classical Club of Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, Summer 1997 - Fall 1997)., p. 46.

Exhibition History

The David Moore Robinson Bequest of Classical Art and Antiquities: A Special Exhibition, Fogg Art Museum, 05/01/1961 - 09/20/1961

[teaching exhibition], University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque

HAA132e The Ideal of the Everyday in Greek Art (S427) Spring 2012, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2012 - 05/12/2012

32Q: 3400 Greek, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

Subjects and Contexts

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