Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)

Attributed to the Erbach Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Poseidon and Amymone surrounded by Eros, Apollo, Dionysos, and attendants

Amymone was attacked by a satyr and rescued by the sea god Poseidon who, however, took her for himself. Her name was given to a spring that welled up where Poseidon struck the ground with his trident. In this scene, Eros seems to preside over a harmonious gathering of Dionysos with his followers and Poseidon, who occupies the center of the scene with Amymone standing beside him.

Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar), Attributed to the Erbach Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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