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Hydria with a Quadriga
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Hydria with a Quadriga

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Description This hydria depicts the pursuits of a young Greek aristocrat. The central scene shows a frontal view of a four-horse chariot, or quadriga, which only the very wealthy could afford. The upper register shows young men in outdoor activities-running and horseback riding-essential for any young nobleman's upbringing. The bottom register depicts a deer and panther between florettes, a purely decorative form reminiscent of the earlier Corinthian style.
Date Description Narrative
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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540-500 BCE (Archaic)
terracotta; black figure
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H: 11 13/16 x W: 11 x Diam: 8 1/16 in. (30 x 28 x 20.5 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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