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  • Hydria (water jar), ca. 350–320 b.c.; red–figure
    Attributed to the Group of Naples 3227
    Greek, South Italian, Campanian
    Terracotta; H. 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm)
    Purchase, 1901 (01.8.12)

    On the body: return of a mounted warrior
    On the shoulder: tritons
    Under the handles: head of a woman

    An Italic warrior, wearing the characteristic plumed helmet, is greeted by a woman who holds the horse's bridle and an attendant carrying the oinochoe and phiale (jug and libation bowl) for an offering. The scene is remarkable for the freshness of the color. Of equal note are the triton and tritoness on the shoulder. The rarity of marine mythology in South Italian vase painting contrasts greatly with Athenian practice.

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  • Hydria (water jar), ca. 350–320 B.C.

    red-figure
    Attributed to the Group of Naples 3227
    Greek, South Italian, Campanian
    Terracotta

    H. 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm)
    Purchase, 1901 (01.8.12)

    On the body: return of a mounted warrior
    On the shoulder: tritons
    Under the handles: head of a woman


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