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Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
226–225 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Ptolemaic, Cretan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 16 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. (42.2 x 26.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1890
Accession Number:
90.9.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
The inscription on the front gives the name of the deceased whose cremated bones were placed inside it. He was Hieronides of Phocaea, who died while leading an embassy to the royal court of Ptolemy III Euergetes (246-221 B.C.).
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 169, fig. 107, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 205-6, fig. 142, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 205-6, fig. 142, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 270, pl. 110e, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Cook, Brian. 1966. Inscribed Hadra Vases in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Papers of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. 12. no. 3, p. 21, pls. I, IX, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 217, pp. 188, 448, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. and Seán Hemingway. 2016. Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World p. 57, fig. 66, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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