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Accession_Number 51.4.8
adlib_title Euboean black figure hydria
Shape Hydria
Shape_description The rim is slightly flared and the neck is short; a strap vertical handle curves down from the rim to the shoulder; two smaller, round, horizontal handles protrude from the upper side of the rounded and pear shaped body; the foot is small and flaring; the base is convex
Material Terracotta
Fabric Euboean
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration Neck and mouth, inside and outside, are black. Decoration in a panel. The top of th epanel is decorated with small balck tongues. Under them,lotus buds and flowers, purple patch on each flower, with a row of black dots above them. Cock to the right faces swan to the left, with extended wings. Added purple on wings. Above cock, dots and small line, ramines of an unidentified decorative pattern as background decoration? The rest of the body and three handles are black. The resting surface and interior of vessel are reserved. The glazed interior of the neck is decorated with 3 thin purple bands. Under the decorated panel, two thin purple bands, running all around the body of the vessel. Underside of the handles reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete. The body mended from a number of joining fragments. Glaze flaked off on the top of the rim, body and handles. Small chip on one of the horizontal handles. The main zone decoration remains similarly intact, except for a few scratches on the surface, and in small patches, a misty light grey deposit. There is also some of this deposit around the ends of all three handles. Thinly applied glaze, especially on the back side of the vessel, allowing for the colour of the clay to be seen. On the resting surface of the foot is a chalky white deposit.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period Late Archaic
Date 500
Dating_details
Artist Dolphin Group
Attribution Beazley: ABV 458.25
Image
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Top view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the mouth.
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Front view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the bird design on the body.
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Back view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the handles.
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Side view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, laying on its side, showing the base and some of the swan design on the body.
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Front view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the bird design on the body.
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Front view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the bird design on the body.
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Right side view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the handle, to right.
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Front view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing a cock confronting a swan within a rectangular panel.
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Front view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing a cock confronting a swan within a rectangular panel.
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Oblique front view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, decorated with a confronting cock and swan.
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Oblique front view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, decorated with a confronting cock and swan.
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Front view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, decorated with a confronting cock and swan.
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Right side view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the handle to the right.
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Back view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing all 3 handles.
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Left side view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the handle to the left.
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Top view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the mouth and two horizontal handles.
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Bottom view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the base and two horizontal handles.
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Oblique front view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, decorated with a confronting cock and swan.
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Oblique front view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, decorated with a confronting cock and swan
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Front view of a Euboean black-figure hydria.
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Right side view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the handle, to right.
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Back view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing all three handles.
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Left side view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing handle, to left.
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Top view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the mouth and all three handles.
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Oblique bottom view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the base and two horizontal handles.
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Comparanda
Bibliography ABV 458.25; MMJ 1969, 32; A. Ure, BSA 68 (1973) 30 and pl. 10b,c; J. Boardman, BSA 68 (1973) 277; Jones 1987, 633, table 8.2
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 330247
Height 17.8
Diameters Body 11.6; neck 6.8; mouth 10.1; foot 6.3
Handle_height Vertical 6.5; horizontal 1.0
Other_dims. 3.8
Location Symposium
Edited_by Faye Cheesman; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 08.07.2003; 10.01.2006; 01.08.2006
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