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Terracotta hydria (water jar)

ca. 430–420 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 9 5/16 in. (23.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Eros and woman

The scene shows a woman seated with a casket and pet bird, thus probably in the domestic quarters of her house. Eros hovers before her holding out a garment, probably for her impending marriage.
Said to have been found near Nola

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1931. "The Theodore M. Davis Bequest: The Objects of Classical Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 26(3), part 2: p. 13.

Paribeni, Enrico. 1960. "Frutteto, Pittore del." Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica, Classica e Orientale, Vol. III. p. 429, Rome: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana.

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