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Terracotta hydria (water jar)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 430–420 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 9 5/16 in. (23.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
30.115.28
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Eros and woman

The scene shows a woman seated with a casket and pet bird, thus probably in the domestic quarters of her house. Eros hovers before her holding out a garment, probably for her impending marriage.
Said to have been found near Nola

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