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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.


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.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World