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Accession_Number 60.8.2
adlib_title Euboean black figure hydria
Shape Hydria
Shape_description Rim of the mouth is a little bit wonky, with a ridge on the flat top. Cylindrical short neck. Almost flat shoulder. A single rounded handle curves down to the shoulder from the rim, and two horizontal, horseshoe shaped handles emerge from the top of the body. Body tapers down to small torus foot
Material Terracotta
Fabric Euboean
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6. Reddish yellow clay. No inclusions, mica
Decoration Decoration in panel, shoulder: Two black lotus flowers (fired red) with white sepals alternating with buds (purple). Body: mantled woman in profile standing to right holding wreath between two mantled male figures. Black dots decorate part of their garments. The rest of the body is very patchy and is both red and black. Base is reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete and intact, but in fairly bad condition. It has been badly fired, which has left the glaze patchy, especially on the back of the body. Fired to reddish brown. Around the rim of the mouth, the glaze has been worn and scratched away to reveal the reserved clay, as it has around the handles. The decoration on the main zone is still fairly visible, but is worn in patches and flaking around the edges. At many parts, clay flaked off. Around the top of the foot is greyish white deposit, also evident around the handles. There is a large chip in the foot. White has faded.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 550-525
Dating_details
Artist Dolphin Group
Attribution Beazley classes this as 'Related to the Dolphin Group': Para 200.6
Image
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Oblique view, from slightly above, of the front of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing a woman between youths.
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Top view of the front of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the mouth and the shoulder decoration.
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Right side view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing handles and part of the main decoration.
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Back view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the handles.
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Bottom side view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing the reserved base.
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Right side view of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing handles and part of the main decoration.
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Oblique view of the front of a Euboean black-figure hydria, showing a woman between youths.
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Oblique top view of a Euboean, black-figure hydria.
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Front view of a Euboean, black-figure hydria, depicting women and a youth.
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Back view of a Euboean black-figure hydria.
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Back view of a Euboean, black-figure hydria.
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Side view of a Euboean, black-figure hydria.
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Detail of a Euboean, black-figure hydria, depicting a man.
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Detail of a Euboean, black-figure hydria, depicting a woman, holding a wreath, standing between two men.
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Detail of a man standing next to a woman, from a Euboean, black-figure hydria.
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Top view of a Euboean, black-figure hydria, lying on its side.
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Oblique bottom view of a Euboean, black-figure hydria, lying on its side.
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Comparanda
Bibliography D. von Bothmer, MMJ 1969, 32; Para 200.6; A.D. Ure, BSA 68 (1973) 30 and pl.10a; Boardman, BSA 68 (1973) 277; Jones 1987, 633, table 8.2
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB 351475
Height 13.8
Diameters Mouth 7.2; neck (bottom) 4.9; body 9.5; base 4.7
Handle_height Vertical 6.0; horizontal 1
Other_dims.
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Faye Cheesman; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 08.07.2003; 11.01.2006; 02.08.2006
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