Inv. n°: MMoCA799

Athenian Black-Figure Hydria (Greek Water Vessel)

Depicting four Greek hoplites wearing Corinthian helmets with shields flanked by a youth on the left and a bearded man on the right, both wearing ‘himations’ (cloaks). On the shoulder another youth stands between two sphinxes and two lions with a row of tongues above.

h. 35 cm

Greek Athenian, c. 560-550 BC



  • Originally in the collection of the poet and banker Samuel Rogers (1763-1855)
  • Thence by descent to his nephew Henry Sharpe
  • Sold Sotheby's London, London, 12th June 1967, lot 136
  • Ex American private collection, California
  • Acquired at Charles Ede, 5th April 2012, lot 9090T


  • Sothebys, Auction Catalogue, 13th June 1966, p. 63
  • Sotheby, Auction Catalogue, 12th June 1967, p. 58
  • J. D. Beazley, Paralipomena, At the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1971, p. 51, no. 8
  • J. D. Beazley, Attic Black-Figure Vases, Hacker Art Books, New York, 1978, p. 124, no. 8


  • TEFAF, Maastricht, Netherlands — 2012
  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from 2012

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