Chous 440-420 BC
Terra-cotta, red-figure technique
Boy drawing another in a cart. Royal Museums of Arts and History, Brussels.
Choes (sing. chous) were jugs associated with the children in ancient Greece. When boys were 3 years old, they were given a chous with wine at Anthesteria festival. They would be allowed to drink the wine to prove that they were on their way to being men. Sometimes choes were put in the graves of children.
Photogrammetry by Greektoys with the support of the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels.