Water jar (hydria) with three women in a domestic scene

Greek
Classical Period
440–430 B.C.
Polygnotos


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

29.3 cm (11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

76.44

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Lady seated to right in a chair (klismos), wearing a chiton and himation with her hair tied with a ribbon, takes a fillet or sash from a box. A maid stands on either side. The one in front of her wears a peplos and holds a box of valuables. The one behind wears a chiton and himation and has her hair in a sakkos. A fillet hangs on the wall behind them.

Provenance

By 1876: Thomas G. Appleton Collection (purchased from Alessandro Castellani and said to be from Nola); gift of Thomas G. Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton