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Terracotta hydria (water jar)
Attributed to the Painter of the Archippe Group
ca. 550 B.C.
H. 13 1/16 in. (33.1 cm)
diameter 8 3/4 in. (22.3 cm)
maximum width 10 13/16 in. (27.4 cm)
diameter of foot 4 9/16 in. (11.5 cm)
Purchase, Rogers Fund and Helen H. Mertens, Norbert Schimmel, and Ron V. Gillespie Gifts, 1983
A couple recline on a couch, while a dog lies under a low table laden with food. A man and a woman approach from either side with wreaths and fillets. The scene may represent the god Dionysos and his consort, Ariadne.
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