Parts of hydria: two side handles and foot

Greek
Classical Period
about 4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 427; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length (of handles): 9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.), Diameter (of base): 15.1 cm (5 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.472a-f

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The base is decorated with an elaborate Lesbian pointed leaf pattern. The handles are fluted and flaring at the ends, and the discs by which the handles were joined to the vase are enriched with waterleaf patterns. One disc at the base of one handle is missing and restored in wood. Thick, medium green patina.

Provenance

By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Smyrna.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund