Hydria (water jar) with Achilles pursuing Troilus

Archaic Period
about 540 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 071.


(H): 44.5cm (17 1/2in.), 48 cm with handle (D): 32cm (12 5/8in.), 39 cm with handles Weight: 12.5 lb. (5.67 kg)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

On View

Krupp Gallery (Gallery 215A)


The Ancient World



On shoulder, Troilus pursued by Achilles; at left a fountain at which a woman fills a hydria; at right Polyxena and a Trojan youth.
On body (?)Herakles driving a quadriga to right; a youth (perhaps Hermes) at the right, looking back.
Painted over. Has been broken and put together again (1963).


By 1888: with Cesare Cappelli (said to come from Ruvo); purchased by R. Lanciani from Cesare Cappelli; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1889, for $235.51 (the total price for MFA 89.561 and 89.562)

Credit Line

Everett Fund