Hydria (water jar)
about 525 B.C.
Manner of the Lysippides Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
CVA Boston 2, pl. 079.
Height: 46 cm (18 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Not On View
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.
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)
John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund