|Collection:||University Museums, University of Mississippi|
|Summary:||A boy and a dog.|
|Ware:||Attic Black Figure, Six's Technique|
|Date:||ca 450 BC - ca. 400 BC|
H. 0.066 m.; D 0.045 m.
The paint is worn.
The vase is painted black, with the decoration in opaque white paint and the hair and inner details of the drawing in gilt. A child is shown crawling on his hands and knees to a little dog, on the right.
This type of vase was a present to a child for the Festival of the Anthesteria; they were also buried with children who had not lived long enough to attend the festival, in the same way that unmarried girls were buried with bridal vases.
Gift of Helen Tudor Robinson, 1959. Formerly in the D.M. Robinson collection, Harvard inv. no. 225.