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Accession_Number 51.1.2
adlib_title Euboean black figure hydria
Shape Hydria
Shape_description The vertical handle is of ellipsoid cross-section with a banded back. The horizontal handles are riddled, circular and slightly curving upwards. The foot is conical, with a ring-shaped termination and the base has a concave, conical surface with an inflated semi-spherical central part.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Euboean
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration Interior and exterior of the mouth, neck exterior of handles black, fired mostly reddish brown. The underside of the rim has a reserved band. Underside of the handles reserved. The body is all black apart from the metope carryint the figure decoration and a reserved band decorated with radial-shaped motif beofre the black foot, decorated with two red concentric bands. Resting surface, underside of the foot. The top surface of the rim is decorated with two, concentric, red lines. Another marks the junction of the neck with the shoulder. The neck is black (reddish brown on the reverse side). The main scene begins from the top of the shoulder (under a red line), down the main part of the body. There are two confronted bulls with their heads bent downwards. Added red on partsof their bodies. Between them, there is an ivy leaf (heart-shaped). They step on a thin, black line, which separates the shoulder zone from the body metope. On the body, two warriors attack other two. All warriors have spears with teardroped terminations (three terminations are visible, the fourth is on a missing area) and wear helmets with coverings for the cheeks (only the right pair's are visible) with details (dots for the first and fillet for the second warrior) in added white (now fadded away). They all held shields as well. All are round, except for one. The right pair's episemata on the shields are visible (upper part of seated lion / tripod, rendered with added white that has fadded away), while the other pair's shields' interior is visible and so the porpax (handle) can be seen on the left warrior. Additionally, they all wear greaves. Added red on the contour of the shields, the interior of the shileds, helmest, one hoplite's greaves. Between the pairs there is an eight-pointed star. There are also two horizontal red lines below running around the body of the vase. Two horizontal red lines frame the reserved lower zone decorated with the linear motif. The foot is black, with two red horizontal lines. The base is reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition The vessel is reconstructed by many fragments and has been repaired (it has been conservated and parts of the shoulder and body have been filled in). Some bits of the colour have been peeled off (rim, handle, neck, body) and there are some small spots that are pitted off (rim, body). Lastly, there is a gouge under one of the side handles and another one on the central part of the base.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 550
Dating_details
Artist Painter of Vatican 309
Attribution Beazley (but the attribution has been since withdrawn): Para 300
Image
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Back view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the handles.
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Oblique view, from above, of a Euboean black-figure hydria.
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Detail of the front of the body of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing a fight/
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Front view of a Euboean black-figure hydria.
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Hydria, side view, showing decorative panel.
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Hydria, view from above, showing rim and three handles.
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Hydria, view of side, showing two handles.
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Hydria, view of undecorated side, showing three handles.
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Hydria, side view. Shows undecorated side, one horizontal handle, and one vertical handle (to left).
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Hydria, angled view from above.
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Front view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing two confronting bulls (shoulder) and a battle scene (body).
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Front view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing two confronting bulls (shoulder) and a battle scene (body).
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Detailed view of the shoulder and part of the body of an Euboean hydria, showing two confronting bulls (shoulder) and a battle scene (body).
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Detail of the right front of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing two hoplites advancing to the left.
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Detail of the right shoulder of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing a bull facing left.
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Detail of the left front of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing two hoplites advancing to the right.
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Detail of the shoulder of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing a bull facing left.
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Detail of the shoulder of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing a bull facing right.
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Front view of a hydria, showing a fight.
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Front view of a black-figure, Euboean hydria, showing warriors.
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Oblique view of a black-figure, Euboean hydria, displaying warriors.
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Side view of a black-figure, Euboean hydria.
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Back view of a black-figure, Euboean hydria, undecorated, with three handles.
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Side view of a black-figure, Euboean hydria.
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Close-up detail of a bull, on a black-figure Euboean hydria.
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Close-up detail of a bull, on a black-figure, Euboean hydria.
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Detail close-up of a black-figure, Euboean hydria, depicting warriors.
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Close-up detail of a black-figure, Euboean hydria, depicting a warrior and his shield.
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Close-up detail of a black-figure, Euboean hydria, depicting a warrior and his shield.
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Overhead view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the mouth and the three handles.
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View of the base of a Euboean black-figure hydria.
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Comparanda
Bibliography Sotheby Cat., June 18, 1951, lot 268; Ure 1963, 56-57, no. 5, fig. 4; ABV 121.5; Para 49-50; BSA 68 (1973) 77, pl. 6d; Boardman 1998, 233, fig. 460
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 305093
Height 30.6
Diameters Rim 17.0; base 12.5
Handle_height Vertical 12.7; side 1.2
Other_dims.
Location Warfare
Edited_by Georgia; Kinsey
Date_edited 12.06.2003; 06.01.2006
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