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Water jar (hydria) depicting a warrior and a woman making a libation

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This water jar (hydria) is decorated in two areas, the shoulder and the body, on which the main scene is depicted. The principal design shows a young warrior and a woman making a libation. The soldier pours wine from a phiale, a shallow ritual libation bowl, and the woman holds a wine pitcher...

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Inscription

"Lykos is handsome" ([L]UK[O]S [K]A[L]OS) ΛΥΚ[Ο]Σ ΚΑ[Λ]Ο[Σ]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Rome) (according to Caskey-Beazley: acquired by Warren from Hartwig); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500–490 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 068.

Dimensions

Height: 53 cm (20 7/8 in.); diameter: 32.5 cm (12 13/16 in.).

Accession Number

98.878

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure technique

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels