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Hydria (Water Jar)

A work made of terracotta, black-glaze technique, with gilded raised clay decoration and ribbing.
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  • A work made of terracotta, black-glaze technique, with gilded raised clay decoration and ribbing.

Date:

350/330 BCE

Artist:

Greek; Campania, Italy

About this artwork

The ribbed body of this vase was formed in a mold, then attached to the separately made feet, handles, neck, and mouth and coated with black gloss before being fired. Certain parts were left in the natural color which, along with the egg-and-dart pattern on the lower edge of the rim, provides decorative contrast. The pattern and the necklace represented on the neck were made from tiny pieces of clay which were gilded.

On View

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium, Gallery 151

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Hydria (Water Jar)

Origin

Puglia

Date

350 BCE–330 BCE

Medium

terracotta, black-glaze technique, with gilded raised clay decoration and ribbing

Dimensions

50 × 35 × 28.5 cm (19 11/16 × 13 3/4 × 11 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1929.698

Extended information about this artwork

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