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Hydria with the Fight of Achilles and Memnon
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Hydria with the Fight of Achilles and Memnon

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Description This "hydria", a water-jug, depicts a battle from the Trojan War in which two of the war's greatest heroes, Achilles and Memnon, clash in the presence of their mothers, the goddesses Thetis and Eos. Each warrior has his chariot standing by, with charioteers at the ready. Inscriptions, in the Corinthian alphabet, identify the figures. The painter was obviously proud of his ability to write, a skill that was not widespread.
Date Description Narrative
12/15/1998Treatmentstabilized; cleaned; reconstructed; loss compensation; coated
  • Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego; Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), New York. 2009-2011.
Provenance Hesperia Art, Philadelphia [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1961, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1961

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ca. 575-550 BCE (Archaic (Late Corinthian))
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H: 8 3/16 x W: 11 7/16 x Diam: 8 16/16 in. (20.8 x 29 x 22.7 cm)


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