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Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
213 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Egypt, Alexandria-Hadra
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 18 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (47 x 29.2 cm) Other: 9 3/4in. (24.8cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1890
Accession Number:
90.9.13
Not on view
Painted in Greek: "Year 9, Mecheir; Damo[...], son of Nearchos, Member of the Sacred Embassy, of Boeotia; by Theodotos, agorastes."
Inscription: Painted in Greek: "Year 9, Mecheir; Damo[...], son of Nearchos, Member of the Sacred Embassy, of Boeotia; by Theodotos, agorastes."
Cook, Brian. 1966. Inscribed Hadra Vases in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Papers of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. 12. no. 8, pp. 14, 24, n. 41, pls. II, XI, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Enklaar, Arnold. 1985. "Chronologie et peintres des hydries de Hadra." Bulletin Antieke Beschaving, 60: p. 134.

Walker, Susan and Peter Higgs. 2001. Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth. no. 144, p. 119, London: British Museum.

Casagrande-Kim, Roberta. 2014. When the Greeks Ruled Egypt: From Alexander to Cleopatra cat. 123, p. 104, Princeton and Oxford: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.

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