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Bronze hydria (water jar)

Period:
Classical
Date:
early 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 20 3/16 in. (51.2 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1956
Accession Number:
56.11.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The plaques at the attachments of the side handles and the vertical handle are embellished with palmettes interspersed with other floral motifs. Holes in the lip for the attachment of a lid indicate that the last function of this hydria was as a cinerary urn.
Mertens, Joan R. 2010. How to Read Greek Vases. p. 150, fig. 50, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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