Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar)
- ca. 213 B.C.
- Greek, Ptolemaic, Cretan
- h. 17 5/8 in (44.8 cm); d. 9 7/8 in (25.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, 1890
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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.