Water jar (hydria)

Late Archaic Period
about 530–520 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 076; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 161.


Height: 39.6 cm (15 9/16 in.); diameter: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Panel on front and shoulder. On body, Herakles and Triton. On shoulder, three youths, each leading a horse to right.


By date unknown: according to CVA, Boston, fasc. 2, pl. 76: from Vulci; by date unknown: Campanari Collection; by 1856: Rogers Collection; 1856: with Christie and Manson (sale of the Rogers Collection, lot 347); by 1899: Collection of W. H. Forman; 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Strand, London, W.C. (sale of the Forman Collection, June 19-22, lot 284); 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Campanari and Rogers Collections. Forman Sale, Lot 284); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund