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Hydria (Water Jar)

A work made of terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique.

Date:

480-470 BCE

Artist:

Attributed to the Orchard Painter
Greek; Athens

About this artwork

This vase depicts the winged goddess Eos (Dawn), wearing a diadem, chiton and himation, pursuing an unnamed youth who is probably Tithonos: she has caught him by the arm. He wears a himation and holds a lyre in his left hand. On the left of the scene a boy, heavily wrapped in his himation, flees to the left, but turns his head back to the right: he was perhaps intended to be a schoolmate.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

The Orchard Painter

Title

Hydria (Water Jar)

Origin

Greece

Date

480 BCE–470 BCE

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Dimensions

33.5 × 33.7 × 27.6 cm (13 3/16 × 13 1/4 × 10 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1889.95

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