Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Attic red-figure hydria (water jar) depicting the story of Amymone and Poseidon
Athens, Greece
Late Classical period, 430–410 BCE
Pottery
H: 30.3; Diam: 12 cm
Bequest of Joseph Ternbach, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 87.160.327
 
 
While out seeking water for her father Danaos during a time of drought, Amymone was assaulted by a satyr, but was rescued and subsequently pursued by Poseidon. On this vase, Amymone seems to be engaged in dialogue with Poseidon rather than fleeing from him.

Publications:
Merhav, Rivka et al., A Glimpse into the Past: The Joseph Ternbach Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1981

Exhibition:
Drink and Be Merry. Wine and Beer in Ancient Times, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and Jewish Museum, New York, 25/02/1999 - 22/11/2000

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir