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Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age: The Reproductions of E. Gilliéron and Son

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Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
226–225 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Ptolemaic, Cretan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 16 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. (42.2 x 26.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1890
Accession Number:
90.9.5
  • Description

    The inscription on the front gives the name of the deceased whose cremated bones were placed inside it. He was Hieronides of Phocaea, who died while leading an embassy to the royal court of Ptolemy III Euergetes (246-221 B.C.).

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 169, fig. 107.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 205-6, fig. 142.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 205-6, fig. 142.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, p. 270, pl. 110e.

    Cook, Brian. 1966. Inscribed Hadra Vases in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Papers of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. 12. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 3, p. 21, pls. I, IX.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 217, pp. 188, 448.

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