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Terracotta hydria (water jar)

Attributed to the Mastos Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 530 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
19 × 16 × 13 1/8 in. (48.3 × 40.6 × 33.3 cm) Diam. of rim: 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm) Diam. of foot: 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
14.105.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Herakles and Hebe in the bridal chariot
On the shoulder, fight

The Mastos Painter belongs in the stylistic orbit of the Lysippides Painter, the artist who is believed to have executed the black-figure decoration on bilingual vases for which the Andokides Painter did the red-figure. Onetorides, the youth who is praised as fair on this vase, is known principally from works attributed to Exekias. The hydria, therefore, links several contemporary artistic strands.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. "Department of Classical Art: Athenian Vases, Concluded." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 10 (6): pp. 122-3, fig. 2.

Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. pp. 261, 672, nos. 37 (p. 261), 6 (p. 672), New York: Hacker Art Books.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1984. Aphrodisias-Athena, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 2. Apollon, no. 840, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1988. Eros-Herakles, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4. Herakles, no. 3332, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Winkler, Hannelore. 1999. Lutrophorie: ein Hochzeitskult auf attischen Vasenbilder. p. 229, Freiburg im Breisgau: Hochschul Verlag.

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