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Accession_Number 38.4.7
adlib_title Attic protoattic hydria
Shape Hydria
Shape_description One vertical and two horizontal handles. Mouth tapers to long, wide neck. Vertical handle from top of shoulder almost to top of neck.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 8/2
Decoration Inside is reserved with black rim inside and with crosses on the outside. Handle has horizontal bars and crosses. On neck, grazing horse with degenerate long-legged bird between each pair of legs. From shoulder to base bands, lozenge and other ornaments in the field, flanked by vertical lines, slanting bars and horizontal zigzags. Horizontal handles, attached halfway down body, decorated with vertical bars. Lower part of base is black to foot. Base is concave and reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Pieced together and restored in parts. Paint badly worn.
Technique/Style Protoattic
Provenance Said to be from a cemetery east of Athens
Period Late Geometric / Early Archaic
Date 725-675
Dating_details
Artist Wuerzburg Group
Attribution Attributed by E. Brann
Image
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3/4 side view of an Attic Protoattic hydria.
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Front view of an Attic Protoattic hydria.
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Hydria, side view.
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Hydria, detail of neck.
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Hydria, side view showing handle placement
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Hydria, side view.
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Hydria, detail of neck, handle, and shoulder
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Hydria, detail of handle.
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Hydria, detail of handle.
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Hydria, side view.
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3/4 side view of an Attic Protoattic hydria.
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 8.8; E. Brann, AJA 63 (1959) 178 ff.; Theodora Rombos, The Iconography of Attic Late Geometric II Pottery (Jonsered 1988) 221, table 31.
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 35.5
Diameters Mouth 11.0; neck 7.5; body 20.0; base 8.5
Handle_height 9.5
Other_dims.
Location 3.1
Edited_by Denise; Karen
Date_edited 06.09.2002; 31.03.2004
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