Attic Black-Figure Hydria

Leagros Groupabout 510 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

On the shoulder: two quadrigae racing to the right. On the body: Dionysos, seated on a diphros, surrounded by dancing maenads. He holds a kantharos and grapevines, and wears an ivy wreath. The two maenads nearest Dionysos wear animal skins, and play krotala. In the field are meaningless inscriptions. Ornament: tongues (alternating red, black) on the shoulder; framing the scene on the body: ivy leaves. Predella: encircled horizontal palmettes. Rays at the base.

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  • Title: Attic Black-Figure Hydria
  • Creator: Attributed to Leagros Group
  • Date: about 510 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 47.5 cm (18 11/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Object Type: Hydria
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 86.AE.115
  • Inscription: Meaningless inscriptions and pseudo-letters.
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Classification: Vessels


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