about 530–500 B.C.
Painter Master of the Caeretan Hydriae (Busiris)
41.5 cm (16 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Conservation on View: Etruscan Sarcophagi (Gallery 117)
Front: two naked men with drawn bows hunt three running stags. Bows, hair, hooves, and antlers in red.
Back: two long-haired and bearded naked men with horses’ hooves pursue maenads; on left of handle, he carries her off; on right he grabs her arm and chin. Tongue patterns at lip, upper shoulder, handles, and foot. Lotus in lower body zone, rosettes and spiral swastikas on neck. In black and red.
By 1967: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., April 12, 1967
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund