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Terracotta hydria (water jar)

Attributed to a Painter of the Archippe Group
ca. 550 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 13 1/16 in. (33.1 cm) diameter 8 3/4 in. (22.3 cm) maximum width 10 13/16 in. (27.4 cm) diameter of foot 4 9/16 in. (11.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and Helen H. Mertens, Norbert Schimmel, and Ron V. Gillespie Gifts, 1983
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
A couple recline on a couch, while a dog lies under a low table laden with food. A man and a woman approach from either side with wreaths and fillets. The scene may represent the god Dionysos and his consort, Ariadne.
Beazley, John D. 1956. Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. p. 104, no. 129, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1969. "Six Hydriai." Antike Kunst, 12(1): pp. 28–29.

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