Artist attributed to Pig Painter, Greek, ca. 475-450
  • Water Jar
  • Hydria (alternate title)
Date between 475 and 450 BCE
Medium clay
Dimensions Overall: 13 3/4 × 15 1/8 × 12 1/16 inches (34.9 × 38.4 × 30.6 cm)
Overall (diam of mouth): 5 13/16 inches (14.7 cm)
Overall (diam of foot): 5 3/16 inches (13.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund
Accession Number 63.13
Department Greco-Roman and Ancient European
On View Ancient Greek and Roman S201, Level 2 (see map)
1936, (Spink and Sons, Ltd. [est. 1666], London, England);
collection of William Randolph Hearst;
April 5-6, 1963, auction of W. R. Hearst (Parke Bernet, New York, New York, USA), lot 65;
1963-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
William Randolph Hearst. Sales cat., Parke Bernet. New York, April 5-6, 1963, lot 65, (repr.).

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Keuls, E. C. The Reign of the Phallus. New York, 1985, pp. 238, 241, (repr.).

Keuls, E. C. "The Hetaera and the Housewife: The Splitting of the female Psyche in Greek Art." In Painter and Potter in ancient Greece. Stuttgart, 1997, pp. 217-244, (fig. 22-23) [originally published in MedInstRome (?Mededeelingen van het Nederlands Historisch Instituut te Rome?), Rome, vol. 44, 1982, pp. 23-40].

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