Hydria, Black-Glaze


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Artifact Identification Hydria, Black-Glaze   (1977.01.1683)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Processing & Preparation T&E
  4. :
  5. Food Storage Equipment
Artist/Maker Painter of Tours, close to or by the same hand as
Geographic Location
Period/Date Archaic Period (800 - 480 BC), 540–530 BCE.
Culture Greek, Attic
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 35.3 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 32.3 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 25.3 cm
Weight 2584 g
Measuring Remarks D1 includes the handles. D3 is the body diameter. The foot diameter is 13.5 cm.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Painting, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N2.25/ 3.8%R ) -ns Brownish Orange ( 2.5YR 5/10) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE HYDRIA Shape and Ornament: Shouldered hydria, with flaring mouth and torus foot. Interior of mouth and neck glazed, underside of rim reserved. Thin double bands on mouth and below main scene, single bands on edge of lip, above rays on lower body, and on edge of foot. Tongues on shoulder at junction of neck, panel framed with ivy leaves. SUBJECT Departure of youth on horseback. The youth wears a short tunic under a stiff cloak, and sits on a horse facing right. A second youth stands on the left-hand side of the horse. At the horse's head, a man in a pilos and a cloak looks back at the rider. A second man wearing a long himation closes the panel on their right. Two men stand to right behind the horsemen, one with a cloak draped over his shoulders and a pilos on his head, the other man wearing a long himation and holding a spear. On the shoulder, from left to right, are: a trainer, two boxers, a trainer, two wrestlers, a trainer, a jumper with halteres facing right, and a trainer. The athletes are nude; the trainers wear himatia. Graffito on underside of foot. (See p. 9) ACCESSORY COLORS Red: all bands; body: cloaks and himatia, hair, caps, sleeves of rider's tunic, mane of horse. Shoulder: hair of athletes and trainers, parts of himatia; alternate tongues. White: tunic of horseman. Attributed by Dietrich von Bothmer (in a letter dated 2/7/84) to "Close to or by same hand as the Painter of Tours 863.2.64." -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plates 6, 1 and 3 and 7, 3-4.

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Tours, Musee des des Beaux-Arts 863.2.64 (Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Tours 1 [France 30], p. II, pls, 4:1 and 5:11).


Heritage: Friends of the World Heritage Museum. October, 1995. Photo, p. 11.[ Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 8-9, Plates 6, 1 and 3 and 7, 3–4.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Avery Brundage Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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