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Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar)

ca. 213 B.C.
Greek, Egypt, Alexandria-Hadra
Overall: 18 1/4 x 11 7/8 in. (46.4 x 30.2 cm) Other: 11 1/8in. (28.3cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1890
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Below, on the front, painted in Greek: "Year 9; Sotion, son of Kleon of Delphi, Member of the Sacred Embassy announcing the Soteria; 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. 10, pp. 8, 25, n. 6, pls. III, XI, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Walker, Susan and Peter Higgs. 2001. Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth. no. 146, p. 120, London: British Museum.

Casagrande-Kim, Roberta. 2014. When the Greeks Ruled Egypt: From Alexander to Cleopatra cat. 124, pp. 37-8, 104, fig. 2-8, Princeton and Oxford: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.

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