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Terracotta hydria (water jar)

Attributed to an artist near the Painter of Athens 931
Middle Corinthian
ca. 590–570 B.C.
Greek, Corinthian
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1938
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
Herakles is shown attacking the centaur Nessos, who tried to steal his wife.
Alexander, Christine. 1939. "Greek Vases: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 34(4): pp. 98-100, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 38, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Padgett, J. Michael. 2003. The Centaur's Smile: The Human Animal in Early Greek Art no. 35, pp. 192-94, Princeton: Princeton University Art Museum.

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