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Water jar (hydria-kalpis) with Eros leaning on a statue of Aphrodite

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Silver inlay on rim and foot, handle decorations and bracelets of figures. Winged, partly-draped figure of Eros standing at the base of the vertical handle, leaning on a figure in archaic style symbolizing Aphrodite. Green patina. Some areas restored. MFA, The Museum Year 1984-85, p.27, ill.


By date unknown: with Mohammad Yeganeh, Bundenweg 7, 6000 Frankfurt/Main, West Germany; purchased by MFA from Mohammad Yeganeh, December 19, 1984

Credit Line

Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 350–330 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 100.


Height x width: 45 x 38 cm (17 11/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bronze; silver inlays


The Ancient World