Hydria (Water Jar)

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Circle of Antimenes Painter Athens, Greece, active ca. 530–ca. 510 BC
Hydria (Water Jar), ca. 525 BC
Black-figure terracotta
19 1/2 × 15 1/4 × 12 1/2 in. (49.53 × 38.74 × 31.75 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Everett N. Carpenter M1963.46
Photo credit: Larry Sanders
Currently on View

This scene depicts an assembly of gods and not a specific myth. The figures are recognizable by their attributes: Dionysus appears on the left with his long robe and beard; a youthful Apollo is seated in the middle with flowing hair and a lyre; and Hermes, on the right, is outfitted in his short cloak, winged boots, and traveler's hat. The two women may be Artemis and Leto, Apollo's sister and mother.

Publication History
Landre, Samantha. From the Collection: Monumental Orientalist Vase. Milwaukee Art Museum: Under the Wings, October 25, 2016. https://blog.mam.org/2016/10/25/from-the-collection-orientalist-vase/.

The Art Quarterly (Autumn 1963): p. 353, illus. p. 355.

Milwaukee Art Center. Suggested Additions. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Center, 1963, cat. 103, illus. cover.
Exhibition History
Suggested Additions, Milwaukee Art Center, May 8–June 9, 1963.


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