Water jar (hydria)

Classical Period
end of the 5th century B.C.
Manner of the Meidias Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens


Height: 17.9 cm (7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Small hydria with Eros, carrying a tambourine, flying towards a woman, in a flowered chiton and long mantle, whose right foot is on a foot stool. Behind her a girl in a Doric chiton, seated, playing with a panther. Before the Eros an acanthus ornament.
[Label text]:
Eros, playing the tambourine, flies towards a dancing woman wearing an elaborately decorated chiton. The seated young girl to the right plays with a panther.


By 1910: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: found at Suessula); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution