Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar)

Greek, Ptolemaic, Cretan

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

inscribed "Theudotos"

The relatively firm date of this hydria is provided by its close stylistic relationship to hydria 90.9.29 (on view in case 9 of the Roman Court), which has a securely dated inscription. The vessels are thought to be by the same artist since both feature the decorative combination of cross-hatched diagonal bands with a four-petaled rosette and dotted rosettes framed by sideways palmette fronds.

Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar), Terracotta, Greek, Ptolemaic, Cretan

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