Attic black-figure hydria showing a wedding couple in a chariot attended by gods - ROM2018_16738_11

ROM2018_16738_11

Attic black-figure hydria showing a wedding couple in a chariot attended by gods

Maker: Attributed to the Manner of the Antimenes Painter
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; acquired in Orvieto, Italy
Date: about 525 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
43.0 x 29.5 cm
Object number: 919.5.133
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
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DescriptionThe main scene on the belly of the hydria shows a wedding couple, the man wearing a cloak and the woman a veil, standing in a four-horsed chariot (quadriga). Behind the chariot stands the bearded Dionysos, wearing an ivy wreath and surrounded by vines. Beside the horses walks Apollo, wearing long robes and playing his kithera (lyre). Facing him is Hermes carrying his caduceus (staff). In front of the horses stands a goddess. Beneath this scene is a decorative strip (predella) with two pairs of boars facing lions. On the shoulder of the hydria is a scene showing Herakles attacking the centaur Nessos with his club. Behind Herakles stands his wife Deinara, holding a wreath, and two attendants carrying spears. Behind Nessos stands an old man (possibly Oineus) and another attendant carrying a spear. On the base of the vase is a scratched graffito tradmark. This hydria was painted in the Manner of the Antimenes Painter according to Beazley.
Collection:
Greek World
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