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Red-Figure Hydria

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURES Greek; Attic
MEDIUM Clay, slip
  • Place Made: Greece
  • DATES early 4th century B.C.E.
    PERIOD Attic Period
    DIMENSIONS 7 7/8 x 6 1/4 in. (20 x 15.8 cm) excluding handles: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER X276
    CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Greek. Red-Figure Hydria, early 4th century B.C.E. Clay, slip, 7 7/8 x 6 1/4 in. (20 x 15.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X276. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.x276_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small red-figured hydria of late type, with egg-shaped body, broad flanged lip, side handles curving upward, molded, hollow foot. Small red-figure hydra of late type, with egg-shaped body, broad, flanged lip, side handles curving upward, molded, hollow foot. Decoration on one side of body showing Eros and two women. Condition: base broken off and glued in place also with chip at rim. Probably handle at neck is repaired if not new--very sticky.
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    Greek. <em>Red-Figure Hydria</em>, early 4th century B.C.E. Clay, slip, 7 7/8 x 6 1/4 in. (20 x 15.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X276. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.x276_NegA_print_bw.jpg)