Artist

unknown (Greek (ancient))

Date

442-438 BCE (creation)

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Description

"Found in 1833 in the Parthenon colonnade...The hydriaphoroi, youths in cloaks carrying water jars (hydrias) in the Panathenaic procession. Three of them are carrying the hydrias on their shoulders, the left hand holding onto the handle, while the boy in back is stooping to heave his hydria up off the ground. At the far right, the hands of a flute player playing the double flutes. Quiet figures with noble hands and thoughtful faces, they appear to repeat the same subject, but actually represent successive phases of an action."

Description Source

Brouskari, Maria S.; The Acropolis Museum: A Descriptive Catalogue, Athens: Commerical Bank of Greece, 1974

Culture

Greek (ancient)

Keywords

architectural exteriors, figure groups, mythology (Classical)

Classification

Sculpture and Installations

Work Type

sculpture

Work Technique

carving

Location

New Acropolis Museum (Athens, Perifereia Protevousis, Greece)

Material

marble

Measurements

1.02 x 1.227 m (overall)

File Type

jpg

Keywords

architectural exteriors, figure groups, mythology (Classical)

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