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Terracotta hydria (water jar)

Attributed to the Hesperides Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
early 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 18 in. (45.7 cm) diameter 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.97.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
Herakles with women, satyr, and Pan in the garden of the Hesperides

In this scene, the garden of the Hesperides seems to have become a sanctuary of Dionysos, for the guardian women may be maenads, and a satyr and Pan stand by.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1925. "Athenian Red-Figured Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20(5): p. 131.

Schefold, Karl. 1934. Untersuchungen zu den Kertscher Vasen. no. 190, pp. 24, 96, 101–2,116, 145, figs. 35, 40, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 115, 255, pl. 95a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1988. Eros-Herakles, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4. Herakles, no. 2723, Zürich: Zürich und München: Artemis Verlag.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. Hesperides, no. 33; Iolaos, no. 39, Zürich: Zürich und München: Artemis Verlag.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Nike, no. 268, Zürich: Zürich und München: Artemis Verlag.

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