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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.140.1
adlib_title Apulian red figure; added white hydria
Shape Hydria
Shape_description Broad rim, slightly convex on upper surface, ridged at the outside edge, with overhanging lip; neck, concave in profile, broadens to a nearly flat shoulder that curves sharply to an ovoid body, which narrows sharply at the bottom, where it is joined to a moulded pedestal foot with a splayed base and concave underside; upper part of foot has tapering straight sides; the profile of the base is decorated with two ridges. Two incurving horizontal handles, round in sectiona, are attached to the upper third of the body; a vertical handle, also round in section, emerges from the top of the neck and curves down to the lower part of the shoulder.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration Upper surface of rim reserved, black ridge, and outer edge of lip decorated with a wave pattern to right; black below lip, on neck and on handles except forward handle attachments (on horizontal handles) decorated with rays; reserved patches beneath horizontal handles. Lower part of neck decorated at front with a short laurel wreath, to left, between two narrow reserved bands. Beneath the figural scene is a groundline comprised of a frieze of alternating maeanders (three) and saltire squares (one). Narrow reserved line at join with base, bottom edge of base, and underside. The figural scene is framed between a tendril, above the left handle, and a larger vegetal ornament, from which emerges a lotus bud. A Youth stands in 3/4-view to the right. He is nude, except for drapery slung over his bent right arm and held in his lowered left hand, and a white taenia on his head. He also holds a staff in his slightly upraised right hand. At centre is a bird (crane), seated in a perirhanterion (basin), supported by a fluted, tapered column, with a dotted capital, on a two-stepped base. The steps are decorated with small black spots and thin diagonal lines that suggest a marbled appearance. On the other side of the perirhanterion stands a woman, in 3/4-view to the left, with her weight on her right leg and her left leg relaxed. She wears a belted, sleeveless chiton, double bracelets on each wrist, a beaded necklace, and a spiked stephane, as well as a short pony tail. She extends her right hand to the bird and holds a box, decorated on the sides with black spots and lines, and three white spots on top, in her slightly upraised right hand. Above the bird is a rectangular frame (sometimes called a window but perhaps a votive plaque); above the box is a cogwheel. Most of the reserved areas are darkened with red wash, and the jewelry and other details in added white.
Inscriptions
Condition The black surface, slightly iridescent, is slightly chipped at the back. The red surfaces are eroded, especially on the woman's face, and stained, especially on the upper surface of the rim, the laurel wreath, and some of the figural scene.
Technique/Style Red figure; added white
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 380-360
Dating_details
Artist Painter of Karlsruhe B9; Tarporley Painter
Attribution Trendall and Cambitoglou, 2.137 and 2.139.32, class this hydria among the early vases attributed to the Painter of Karlsruhe B9, a follower of the Tarporley Painter
Image
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Apulian hydria with a youth and a woman on either side of a perirrhanterion, on which a swan is perched.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure hydria, showing the handles.
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Left side view of an Apulian red-figure hydria.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure hydria, showing a nude youth, a bird and a woman.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure hydria, showing a nude youth, a bird and a woman.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure hydria, showing a nude youth, a bird and a woman.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure hydria, showing a nude youth, a bird and a woman.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure hydria, showing a nude youth, a bird and a woman.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure hydria, showing a nude youth.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure hydria, showing a nude youth.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure hydria, showing a woman.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure hydria, showing a bird and a woman.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure hydria, showing a bird and a woman.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure hydria, showing a bird and a woman.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure hydria, showing a handle.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure hydria.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure hydria, showing a handle.
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Oblique view of part of an Apulian red-figure hydria on its side, showing the base.
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Oblique view of part of an Apulian red-figure hydria, showing the laurel decoration on the front of the neck.
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Oblique view of part of an Apulian red-figure hydria, showing the mouth.
Comparanda
Bibliography RFVA 6/32
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 34.0
Diameters Rim 13.0, body 21.5, base 11.8.
Handle_height
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Location Part of the Reading Museum's 'Flying object' scheme
Edited_by Amy
Date_edited 01.10.2004
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