Hydria

Italic
Archaic Period
about 530–500 B.C.
Painter Master of the Caeretan Hydriae (Busiris)


Dimensions

41.5 cm (16 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.598

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Front: two naked men with drawn bows hunt three running stags. Bows, hair, hooves, and antlers in red.
Back: two long-haired and bearded naked men with horses’ hooves pursue maenads; on left of handle, he carries her off; on right he grabs her arm and chin. Tongue patterns at lip, upper shoulder, handles, and foot. Lotus in lower body zone, rosettes and spiral swastikas on neck. In black and red.

Provenance

By 1967: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., April 12, 1967

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund