Terracotta hydria (water jar)

Attributed to the Amykos Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161

Two women presenting gifts to two youths

The Amykos Painter was a prolific artist who invented a repertoire of stock figural types for his less ambitious works. The youths here are characterized as athletes by their nudity, the gifts of a fillet and wreath, and the strigil (scraper) held by the rightmost figure.

Terracotta hydria (water jar), Attributed to the Amykos Painter, Terracotta, Greek, South Italian, Lucanian

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