Parts of hydria: two side handles and foot
about 4th century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 427; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).
Length (of handles): 9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.), Diameter (of base): 15.1 cm (5 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund