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Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
late 3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Ptolemaic, Cretan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 20 x 10 3/16 in. (50.8 x 25.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1890
Accession Number:
90.9.63
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
Most Hadra hydriai have painted decoration with vegetal elements such as wreaths and garlands. This vase is unusual because of the leaves in relief that have been applied to the body and neck.
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Pagenstecher, Rudolf. 1909. "Dated Sepulchral Vases from Alexandria." American Journal of Archaeology, 13(4): p. 404, fig. 10.

Pagenstecher, Rudolf. 1913. Veröffentlichungen der Ernst von Sieglin Expedition in Ägypten, II, 3. p. 38, Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs.

Parlasca, Klaus. 1955. "Megarische Becher." Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 70: p. 148 n. 117.

Bandinelli, Ranuccio Bianchi. 1958. Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica, Classica e Orientale, Vol. 3. p. 1083, Rome: Instituto della Enciclopedia Italiana.

Guerrini, Lucia. 1962. Vasi di Hadra : tentativo di sistemazione cronologica di una classe ceramica. pp. 19, pl. 10, F 20, Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Cook, Brian. 1966. Inscribed Hadra Vases in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Papers of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. 12. p. 29, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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