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hydria

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1856,0902.10

  • Description

    Pottery: red-figured hydria.
    Two girls dancing to right, the foremost holding a torch in right looks back at her companion, who snaps the fingers of her right hand. Each wears chiton undertied, and fillet; the one on left wears a saccos. Between them, a taenia.
    Late coarse style. Eye in profile. Reddish white fillet and ends of taenia. Above and below, strip of egg pattern.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 420BC-400BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17.78 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Vase E249 bibliographic details
    • CVA British Museum 6 III Ic Pl. 99, 6 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1856

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1856,0902.10

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