Miniature water jar (hydria)

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
Late 4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 11.6 cm (4 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.2551

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Miniature water jar (hydria) with applied decoration. On the front is a Nike flying with oinochoe and phiale. On the back, under the handle, is the head of the Medusa with wings sprouting at the top of her head, limp snakes at the back of her head, and large earrings.

Provenance

By 1953: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Hugo Weissmann, December 10, 1953, for
$ 1,000.00

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund