Hadra Hydria


Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery

From: Egypt

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 61-28-1
Current Location Greece Gallery - On Display
Culture Hellenistic
Provenience Egypt
Date Made 299-200 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic

Overhanging lip, undercut. Vertical handle circular in section with an applique rotelle where it meets lip. Horizontal handles circular in section, tilted up. Spreading foot. The vessel is decorated in black glaze on the burnished clay ground as follows. Top of lip and upper part of neck inside with bands. Another band at top of neck outside. Necklace design at join of neck and shoulder. Bands around lower shoulder and on body just below handles. Between these are spiral and butterfly designs. Outer foot glazed except for one reserved line. Some repaint on vertical handle and on neck. inside and out, but vessel seems intact. White incrustation (as from grave) on part of neck and traces on body.

Height 34.8 cm
Length 29 cm
Outside Diameter 22.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Hesperia Art, 1961

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