Hydria

Hydria

c. 520 BC

attributed to Antimenes Painter

(Greek)

Black-figure terracotta

Overall: 43.2 cm (17 in.); Diameter of rim: 24.7 cm (9 3/4 in.); Diameter of foot: 15.2 cm (6 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1975.1

Description

The styles of the Antimenes Painter and of Psiax were so close that the great vase-painting expert, Sir John Beazley, has referred to them as "brothers." Both were active in the last decades of the 6th century BC when the new red-figure style came to dominate vase production in Athens, but only Psiax produced vases in black- and red - figure. Some figures on this hydria are very close in style to those on the eye kylix (CMA 1976.89) by Psiax. Both artists delighted in intricate detail and curvilinear designs. Shoulder: Theseus slaying the Cretan Minotaur Main panel: Quadriga (four-horse chariot) and warriors Predella: Lions attacking a doe; two stags.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic

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