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Water jar (hydria) with the meeting of Dionysos and Ariadne

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Dionysos, standing. Ariadne, seated, with Eros hovering over her; at left, Hermes, standing; at right of Dionysos, a nymph, and a satyr, crouching or dancing. Traces of gilding.


1893: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: purchased in 1893 and said to have been found at Athens); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, Second quarter of 4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 31.6 cm (12 7/16 in.); diameter: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World