Water jar (hydria-kalpis) with Eros leaning on a statue of Aphrodite

Greek
Late Classical Period
350–330 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 100.

Dimensions

Height x width: 45 x 38 cm (17 11/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.750

Medium or Technique

Bronze; silver inlays

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Silver inlay on rim and foot, handle decorations and bracelets of figures. Winged, partly-draped figure of Eros standing at the base of the vertical handle, leaning on a figure in archaic style symbolizing Aphrodite. Green patina. Some areas restored.
MFA, The Museum Year 1984-85, p.27, ill.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Mohammad Yeganeh, Bundenweg 7, 6000 Frankfurt/Main, West Germany; purchased by MFA from Mohammad Yeganeh, December 19, 1984

Credit Line

Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund