A hydria with the dramatic scene of Achilles dragging the body of Hector behind his chariot; to the left Priam and Hecuba, parents of Hector, mourn him in the Trojan palace as Achilles with round shield stares at them; to the right, the tomb of Patroklos with his soul charging out from it; snake in front. Winged figure of Iris sent to plead for a ransom of Hector's body. Greek inscriptions of the name 'Hector' (HECTOR) above the body of Hector, and 'Patroklos' (PATROKLOS) on the tomb.
On the shoulder: Two quadrigae, one driven by Athena. Herakles pursues Kyknos while Ares rushes from left.
Water jar (hydria) with the chariot of Achilles dragging the corpse of Hektor
- Greek, Archaic Period, about 520–510 B.C.
- the Antiope Group,
- Place of Manufacture
- Athens, Attica, Greece
- Height (to mouth): 50 cm (19 11/16 in.); diameter (of mouth): 26.1 cm (10 1/4 in.)
- Medium or Technique
- Ceramic, Black Figure
- Catalogue Raisonné
- CVA Boston 2, pl. 082; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 064.
- Accession Number
- On view
- Archaic Greece - 113