Water jar (hydria)

Greek
Classical Period
about 440–430 B.C.
The Dwarf Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 058.

Dimensions

Overall: 40cm (15 3/4in.) Diameter: 29cm (11 7/16in.) Diameter with Handles: 35cm (13 3/4in.)

Accession Number

03.798

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Amphiaraos armed, bidding farewell to Eriphyle, only a bit of whose hair appears. At right nurse with child Amphilochos. Greek inscription ‘Amphiaraos’ (A[MPHI]ARAOS) above Amphiaros’ head. A greater part of the lip of the vase and the left side missing. A bit of the Greek inscription ‘Eriphyle’ ([ERI]PHYLE) above the missing segment.

Inscription

From Left to Right:
[ΕΡΙ]ΦVΛΗ
Α[ΜΦ]ΙΑΡΗΟS

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Paris, from Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900