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Accession_Number 34.2.2
adlib_title Boeotian black figure hydria
Shape Hydria
Shape_description Small hydria with plain everted rim, with a round lip, curving continuously to a narrow concave neck and a sloping shoulder, then an ovoid body attached to a short disk foot, tapering on both exterior and interior, with a flat resting surface and a pointed underside. The vertical strap handle, slightly concave on its outer side, reaches from the lip to the widest part of the body, where it curves into the shoulder. Two horizontal d-shaped, upcurving handles, round in section, also rise up from the join of the shoulder and body.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 5/4
Decoration Black glazed except below the neck on the interior, on the friezes (between handles) on the exterior, and on the underside. Just above the handles a short frieze consists of a series of short bars, vertically arranged; below these is a frieze filled with a pair of sideways 7- to 9-petalled palmettes, and either side of upright palm fronds, which enclose an upright 9-petalled palmette. A pair of tendrils emerge from either side of each palmette.
Inscriptions
Condition Front of lip partly missing. Shoulder and mouth worn and spotted.
Technique/Style Black figure
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Image
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Front view of a Boeotian black-figure hydria, decorated with palmettes.
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Top view of a Boeotian black-figure hydria, showing that part of the lip is missing.
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Back view of a Boeotian black-figure hydria, showing all three handles.
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Bottom view of a Boeotian black-figure hydria, showing the lower body and the base.
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Front view of a Boeotian black-figure hydria, with palmettes on the shoulder.
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Oblique view from above of the front of a Boeotian black-figure hydria, showing the three handles and the mouth.
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Front view of a Boeotian black-figure hydria, showing the two lateral handles anf the decor on the body.
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Left side view of a Boeotian black-figure hydria, showing the handle on the back.
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Back view of a Boeotian black-figure hydria, showing the black portion of the body and the threee handles.
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Right side view of a Boeotian black-figure hydria, showing the handle on the back.
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Over head view of a Boeotian black-figure hydria, showing the three handles and the damaged rim.
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View of the base of a Boeotian black-figure hydria.
Comparanda Cf. Athens, NM 226 from Exarchos
Bibliography
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 9.3
Diameters Rim 4.0; body 7.4; stem 3.4; base 3.7
Handle_height Vertical 3.4; horizontal 1.5
Other_dims. Max. W. across handles 9.4; th. handles 0.6-1.1
Location History - Excavation shed (middle shelf)
Edited_by Faye Cheesman; Kinsey; Teifi; Amy
Date_edited 13.07.2003; 18.01.2006; 14.08.2006; 11.08.2011
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