Greek chous


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MATERIALPottery, Gnathia ware
CULTUREGreek, Apulian
PERIOD4th Century B.C
DIMENSIONS197 mm x 120 mm
CONDITIONGood condition
PROVENANCEEx German private collection, C.H., acquired from art dealer Aloys Faust (1987)

The chous served to take wine from a krater and poured into a drinking cup. It was also the shape associated with the Dionysiac festival called the Anthesteria in which the new wine was celebrated. Children were a major part of the festivities, and a large number of choes depict them. While this vase need not be directly connected with the festival, the combination of shape and subject certainly evokes it.