Hydria card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Hydria

1977.114.30

Currently not on display

Information

Lucanian hydria, with a splayed base, a short body, thin and short neck and a rem that is thick circular and turned out with a carinated edge. The hydria has three handles two horizontal opposed ones to her side and vertical one from below the rim to the shoulder. It is decorated in the red-figure technique and ttributed to the Amykos Painter. it only has the red figure ecoration one one side: winged Eros pursues a woman holding a mirror in her left hand and is running away from him to her left. Both figures's legs are extended and bent in movement. Much of the red figure had fainted or erased but many of the details of the body and drapery in thin dark slip can be seem. Below the figures there a thin band of interconnected meanders with one panel made of a flower motif.