H. 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm)
diameter of body 12 15/16 in. (32.8 cm)
diameter of lip 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm)
diameter of foot 7 1/16 in. (18 cm)
width with handles 14 15/16 in. (38 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1964
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
Obverse, a lion and a leopard felling a bull Reverse, two horsemen
This jar belongs to a small group of distinctive hydriae found in Etruria that are believed to have been produced by East Greek craftsmen who had emigrated to Caere, an Etruscan city on the Italian coast, north of Rome. Here, two felines attacking a bull are surrounded by beautifully drawn ivy wreaths.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1964. "Ninety-Fourth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1963-1964." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 23(2): p. 72.
Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 64, pp. 67, 419, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 312, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.