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Hydria

Object Number:
MS2463
Current Location:
Greece Gallery
Culture:
Attic
Provenience:
Greece
Attica
Manufacture Location:
Attica
Date Made:
525-500 BC
Early Date:
-525
Late Date:
-500
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Black Figure
Iconography:
Women
Fountain
Hydria
Heracles
Nemean Lion
Athena
Iolaus
Architecture
Pottery
Description:
Main panel: Three women at fountain with hydriai. Left to right, Woman with hydria on side on head; woman with hydria on foot on head; woman holding out hydria toward fountain. Shoulder scene: Herakles and the Nemean Lion. Athena seated at the left. Center Herakles and the Lion. Right Iolaos seated holding club (?). Sections of the panel missing, restored in plaster. Probably also handles.
Height:
46.3cm
Outside Diamater:
30.5cm
Credit Line:
Purchased at Coleman Estate Sale (Davis & Harvey); Subscription of Phebe A. Hearst
Other Number:
231   -   Coleman Sale Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989)
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Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)
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Bibliography:

[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.
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[Article] Greifenhagen, von Adolf. 1978. Zeichnungen nach attisch schwarzfigurigen Vasen im Deutschen Archaologischen Institut, Rom. Archaologischer Anzeiger. 93 (4): 499-554. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.502, fig. 4-5
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[Book] Brommer, Frank. 1960. Vasenlisten zur griechischen Heldensage.
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[Article] Dunkley, B. 1936. "Greek Fountain-Buildings Before 300 BC". The Annual of the British School at Athens. 36: 1-212.
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[Article] Luce, Stephen B. 1917. "The Exploits of Herakles on Greek Vases in the University Museum". The Museum Journal. 8 (2): 145-155.
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[Catalogue] 1897. The Robert H. Coleman Collection of Archaeological Objects. Catalogue.
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