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Hydria

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On shoulder the battle of Theseus and the Minotaur: eight figures. Principal design Herakles mounting a quadriga. Athena stands in the chariot. Six other figures, including Apollo, who plays the lyre. Below, two lions and two fawns, alternating. Painted over.

Provenance

By 1888: with Cesare Cappelli (said to come from Ruvo); purchased by R. Lanciani from Cesare Cappelli; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1889, for $235.51 (the total price for MFA 89.561 and 89.562)

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Italian imitation of Greek, Modern, imitating works of the Archaic Period, Shortly before A.D. 1889, imitating a work of about 530–520 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 075.

Dimensions

Height: 43.7 cm (17 3/16 in.); diameter: 32 cm (12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

89.562

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, imitation black figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels