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Water jar (hydria)

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Lady seated to right in a chair (klismos), wearing a chiton and himation with her hair tied with a ribbon, takes a fillet or sash from a box. A maid stands on either side. The one in front of her wears a peplos and holds a box of valuables. The one behind wears a chiton and himation and has...

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By 1876: Thomas G. Appleton Collection (purchased from Alessandro Castellani and said to be from Nola); gift of Thomas G. Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton

Greek, Classical Period, 440–430 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


29.3 cm (11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World