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Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
216 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Ptolemaic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Other: 13 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. (34.3 x 19.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1890
Accession Number:
90.9.46
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On body, front: two dolphins, conventional ornament between; on back: garlands; on shoulder: spirals; on neck: foliage.
Said to be from the eastern necropolis at Hadra, Alexandria, Egypt

Cook, Brian. 1966. Inscribed Hadra Vases in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Papers of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. 12. no. 6, pp. 9, 22-23, n. 12, pls. II, X, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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