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Water jar (hydria) with women at the fountain

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This water jar is decorated in two main areas: the large scene on the body, and the smaller scene on the shoulder of the vessel. The main scene shows five women filling their water jars (hydriae) at a fountain house (krene), from four lionheaded and one donkeyheaded spouts. The women are...

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By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; April 12, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 6750.00.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 520 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 081.


Height: 53 cm (20 7/8 in.); diameter: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World