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Hydria (water jar) with Achilles pursuing Troilus

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On shoulder, Troilus pursued by Achilles; at left a fountain at which a woman fills a hydria; at right Polyxena and a Trojan youth. On body (?)Herakles driving a quadriga to right; a youth (perhaps Hermes) at the right, looking back. Painted over. Has been broken and put together again (1963).


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

Greek, Archaic Period, about 540 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 071.


44.5 cm (17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World