Hydria

Greek
Archaic Period
about 590–570 B.C.
The Polos Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 068; 069, 1; Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 493.

Dimensions

26.1 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

76.34

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Neck: four women between sphinxes
Shoulder: lions and sphinxes

Provenance

By date unknown: Alessandro Castellani Collection (Camille Rollin et Feuardent sale of the Castellani Collection, 1866, no. 16: said to have been found at Nola); by date unknown: Thomas G. Appleton Collection; gift of Thomas G. Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton