Hydria (water jar), ca. 420–400 b.c.; red–figure
Attributed to the Amykos Painter (Greek, active ca. 430–400 b.c.)
Greek, South Italian, Lucanian
Terracotta; H. 18 1/16 in. (45.9 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891 (91.1.466)
The Amykos Painter was a prolific artist who invented a repertoire of stock figural types for his less ambitious works. The youths here are characterized as athletes by their nudity, the gifts of a fillet and wreath, and the strigil (scraper) held by the rightmost figure.