Terracotta hydria (water jar)

Attributed to the Eagle Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152

Obverse, a lion and a leopard felling a bull
Reverse, two horsemen

This jar belongs to a small group of distinctive hydriae found in Etruria that are believed to have been produced by East Greek craftsmen who had emigrated to Caere, an Etruscan city on the Italian coast, north of Rome. Here, two felines attacking a bull are surrounded by beautifully drawn ivy wreaths.

Terracotta hydria (water jar), Attributed to the Eagle Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Caeretan

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