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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; probably 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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

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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