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Hydria (water jar)

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Pale clay. On the shoulder, bearded Triton with a fishtail pursuing a hippocamp. On the body: a youth driving a biga and clothed figures running behind and before. The figure in front looks back at the chariot. A nude boy faces to the left.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, about 500 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 573.

Dimensions

Height: 43.1 cm (16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8062

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels