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.
- Ancient Greek
- Hydria (Water Jar)
- 350 BCE–330 BCE
- terracotta, black-glaze technique, with gilded raised clay decoration and ribbing
- 50 × 35 × 28.5 cm (19 11/16 × 13 3/4 × 11 1/4 in.)
- Gift of Mrs. Charles L. Hutchinson