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Water jar (hydria)

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Main scene on body: Eight horses are being watered at a central trough, four horses on each side. On each side, the horses are tended by a groom. The groom on the right holds a brush. Painted Greek inscription in the field above the left team, "handsome" (KALOS); similarly above the right team,...

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Inscription

kalos kalos ΚΑLΟS ΚΑLΟ[S]

Provenance

By date unknown: Rogers Collection; by 1856: Christie and Manson sale, April 28 ff., 1856, lot 363; by date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited by his sister-in-law Mrs. Burt and then by his nephew Major A. H. Browne about 1889; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (sale of the Forman Collection, June 19-22, lot 285); 1901: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530–520 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 078.

Dimensions

Height: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.); diameter: 29.4 cm (11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8060

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels