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Terracotta hydria (water jar)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
2nd quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 13 3/4 in. (35 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1331
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On the body, Herakles and the Nemean Lion. On the shoulder, lions.

The shape of the hydria, as the neck-amphora, tended toward rotundity during the second quarter of the sixth century B.C.
From Cyprus, said to be from Kourion

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1729, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 12, fig. 76, New York: Plantin Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 40, 188, pl. 28a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Immerwahr, Henry R. 1971. "A Projected Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions." Acta of the Fifth International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy : Cambridge, 18th to 23rd September, 1967. p. 5, n. 9, Oxford: Blackwell.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1988. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4: Eros-Herakles. Herakles, no. 1763, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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