Handle of a water jar (hydria)

Greek
Classical Period
about 450 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 424; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.469

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

At the top of the hydria handle, facing the front of the vase, there is the upper half of a woman in a Doric chiton. Her arms seem to terminate in the two discs at the widest part. Palmette and volutes in relief on the base. The patina varies from pale green to blue-green.

Provenance

By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought at Corinth "where men had it from Gastouni" (Palaeopolis.)); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund