Hydria, Red-Figure


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Artifact Identification Hydria, Red-Figure   (1900.11.0034)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Processing & Preparation T&E
  4. :
  5. Food Storage Equipment
Artist/Maker Darius Painter
Geographic Location
Period/Date Classical, 330-320 BCE.
Culture South Italian Greek, Apulian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 17.3 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 14.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 11.3 cm
Weight 343 g
Measuring Remarks D2 is the width including handles. D3 is the diameter at the widest point (no handles). The rim diameter is 6.9 cm.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Painting, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.75/) -ns Brownish Orange ( 2.5 YR 5/8) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

APULIAN RED-FIGURE Torus mouth, flaring foot with grooved edge. Interior of neck partially glazed. ON the lower neck, tongue pattern. Below vertical handle, full palmette flanked by volutes. Reserved rosette above horizontal handle. SUBJECT On the body, a woman rushed left. She wears a belted chiton, kekryphalos, and double bracelets. Fillet in her right hand and box draped with fillet in her left hand. Relief contour throughout. ACCESSORY COLORS Yellow: bracelets and fillets. -- Sarah Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 55, 6-7.

Description N/A

For similar women, see the pelike in Paris, Cab. Med. 905 (RVA p II, p. 491, no. 32, pl. 175:4) and a hydria in the Vatican (V 27)(RVA p II, p. 556, no. 118– Darius-Underworld Circle).


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 44, Plate 55,6-7.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication N/A
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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