Water jug (hydria)

Greek
Archaic Period
about 520 B.C.
the Chiusi Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 084.

Dimensions

Height: 48.3 cm (19 in.)

Accession Number

62.1185

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Shoulder: Two quadrigae face toward the right side. The charioteers mount their chariots, holding reins and goads. Two men (trainers) are seated on boxlike stools at the left.

Body: Herakles and Triton wrestle in the center of the vase. Herakles straddles the monster and grasps him around the chest. Nereus, at left, leans on a staff and observes the scene. A Nereid watches at the far right gesturing.

Graffito on bottom of base.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. (said to be from Vulci); January 1961: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Horace L. Mayer (loaned by Horace L. Mayer to MFA as 16.61); gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 12, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer