Hydria (water jar)

Greek
Archaic Period
about 525 B.C.
Manner of the Lysippides Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 079.

Dimensions

Height: 46 cm (18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

28.46

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Herakles leading Kerberus. Hermes and Athena looking on. Persephone stands within porch of Hades indicated by a column with epistyle. Greek inscription in the field beggining above the head of Heracles, ‘Philos is handsome,’ (PI[LOS] [KAL]OS).
On shoulder: Two warriors in combat; two draped figures and two horsemen looking on.

Inscription

ΦΙLΙ[ΠΟS] [ΚΑ]LΟS

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Wilfred Peek Collection; by 1927: with Sotheby & Co, 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London, W1 (Sotheby sale, December 19, 1927, lot 193 as Peek or Peak collection); purchased by MFA, March 1, 1928, for $ 683.55 (the total price for MFA 28.46 and 28.47)

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund