Terracotta hydria (water jar)
- Attributed to the Amykos Painter
- ca. 420–400 B.C.
- Greek, South Italian, Lucanian
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. 18 1/16 in. (45.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
- Accession Number:
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.