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Terracotta hydria (water jar)

Attributed to the Ptoon Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 560 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 15 15/16 in. (40.5 cm) diameter of mouth 6 in. (15.2 cm) diameter of foot 5 11/16 in. (14.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.171.28
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
On the shoulder of this beautifully decorated vase, three men wrapped in brightly colored cloaks are flanked by large roosters and flowers as well as a siren and a swan. Below the floral band stroll panthers, goats, and a swan.
Said to be from Kamiros, on Rhodes

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. p. 31, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Levkoff, Mary. 2008. Hearst the Collector. no. 93, p. 212, Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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