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Bronze hydria (water jar)

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1078
  • Description

    This hydria is said to come from Galaxidi, a site in central Greece that has yielded many bronzes of the Classical period; the larges number are in the British Museum. However it may have served previously, the last use of this example was as a cinerary urn; it was found with the bones still inside.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Galaxidi

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. New York: Gilliss Press, no. 525, pp. 197-98.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 82, 224, pl. 64b.

  • See also
    What
    Where
    When
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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