Miniature water jar (hydria)
Early Hellenistic Period
Late 4th century B.C.
Height: 11.6 cm (4 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Greece: Dionysos & Symposium Gallery (Gallery 215B)
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.
By 1953: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Hugo Weissmann, December 10, 1953, for
Frederick Brown Fund