Terracotta hydria (water jar)

Attributed to the Amykos Painter

Period: Classical

Date: ca. 420–400 B.C.

Culture: Greek, South Italian, Lucanian

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: H. 18 1/16 in. (45.9 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891

Accession Number: 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.