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Water jug (hydria)

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Shoulder: Two quadrigae face toward the right side. The charioteers mount their chariots, holding reins and goads. Two men (trainers) are seated on boxlike stools at the left. Body: Herakles and Triton wrestle in the center of the vase. Herakles straddles the monster and grasps him around...

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By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. (said to be from Vulci); January 1961: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Horace L. Mayer (loaned by Horace L. Mayer to MFA as 16.61); gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 12, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Greek, Archaic Period, about 520 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 084.


Height: 48.3 cm (19 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World