Terracotta hydria (water jar)

Attributed to the Hesperides Painter

Period: Classical

Date: early 4th century B.C.

Culture: Greek, Attic

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: H. 18 in. (45.7 cm)
diameter 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1924

Accession Number: 24.97.5


In this scene, the garden of the Hesperides seems to have become a sanctuary of Dionysos, for the guardian women may be maenads, and a satyr and Pan stand by.