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Terracotta hydria (water jar)

Attributed to the Amykos Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 420–400 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Lucanian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 18 1/16 in. (45.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.466
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
Two women presenting gifts to two youths

The Amykos Painter was a prolific artist who invented a repertoire of stock figural types for his less ambitious works. The youths here are characterized as athletes by their nudity, the gifts of a fillet and wreath, and the strigil (scraper) held by the rightmost figure.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 116, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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