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Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Ptolemaic
Medium:
Terracotta; white-ground
Dimensions:
Other: 15 1/8 x 9 1/4 in. (38.4 x 23.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1890
Accession Number:
90.9.60
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
An incised graffito on the shoulder reads "[The vase and ashes] of Hermokles of Chios."
Said to be from the eastern necropolis at Hadra, Alexandria, Egypt

Cook, Brian. 1966. Inscribed Hadra Vases in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Papers of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. 12. no. 22, pp. 11, 30, fig. 2, n. 17, pls. VI, XV, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Pfrommer, Michael. 1987. Studien zu Alexandrinischer und Grossgriechischer Toreutik frühhellenistischer Zeit, Archäologische Forschungen 16. n. 208, Berlin: Mann.

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