Handle of a water jar (hydria)
about 450 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 424; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).
Height: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Archaic Greece Gallery (Gallery 113)
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.
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)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund