Date: 3rd century B.C.
Culture: Greek, Ptolemaic, Egyptian
Dimensions: H. 15 15/16 in. (40.5 cm)
diameter 10 15/16 in. (27.8 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, 1890
Accession Number: 90.9.67
On the body of the vase is a representation of a shield decorated with the head of the gorgon Medusa. The white slip and polychrome painting were probably added when the hydria was reused as a cinerary urn, with the shield serving to protect the remains of the deceased. Unlike the other Hadra hydria displayed here (90.9.5), this vase was probably of local manufacture.