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Hydria (Water Jar)

A work made of terracotta, decorated in the black-glaze technique.
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  • A work made of terracotta, decorated in the black-glaze technique.

Date:

400-350 BCE

Artist:

Greek; Campania (?), Italy

About this artwork

The black-glazed body of this water jar is decorated with vertical ribbing, but under the vertical handle there is a stack of three inverted “v”s. There is a frieze of red-figured ovolos on the edge of the mouth.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Hydria (Water Jar)

Origin

Greece

Date

400 BCE–350 BCE

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the black-glaze technique

Dimensions

38.4 × 29.2 × 27.8 cm (15 1/8 × 11 1/2 × 9 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Chester D. Tripp

Reference Number

1975.699

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