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Pottery: red-figured hydria (water jar).
Designs red on black ground, with white accessories. Round the lip, wave-pattern; on the neck, laurel-wreath and egg-moulding; at the back, palmettes. Between the designs, egg moulding; below all round, wave-pattern.
1. On the shoulder: On the left is a female figure seated to left, looking back, with wreath, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt embroidered chiton with stripe down the front, and sandals, in right hand a mirror, in left she holds out a phiale containing fruit; before her is a swan to left with outstretched neck. In the centre of the scene is a female figure seated to right (as the last, but no stripe on chiton), with a branch in left hand and a fruit in right; underneath her right arm is a cista ornamented with chequer, on which is fruit. Before her is a nude female figure seated on a stool to right, with legs in the air, looking back; she wears a wreath, bracelet on right arm, and shoes; her right hand rests on the knee of the last figure, and in the left is a phiale containing fruit. On the right is another female figure reclining to right looking back, with wreath and sandals, in left hand a tympanon with rosette in centre and pattern of network round the edge, right hand extended. The ground is indicated by white lines.
2. On the body, Dionysiac thiasos: In the centre is a Maenad to left, with curly hair, wreath, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long bordered embroidered chiton with apoptygma to hips and girdle with white studs, embroidered himation over left arm, and shoes; she looks down and holds out a lighted torch in each hand. Behind her is a Maenad to right with embroidered double sphendone, earrings, necklace, bracelets, chiton as the last, and shoes, in left hand a thyrsos, in right a mirror, into which she is looking. Below her is a Maenad seated on the ground to left, with hair in a top-knot tied with a string, wreath, bracelets, chiton, apoptygma, and girdle as last; in right hand a thyrsos, in left she holds out a pomegranate. Before her is a swan to right, with wings addorsed and neck extended. On the left is a youthful Satyr dancing to right, with wreath, fawn-skin over left arm, and shoes, right hand raised, in left a tympanon (as above). Above, partly hidden behind rocks, is the upper part of a Satyr to right, with wreath and bracelets, hair on breast indicated, right hand on a rock, in left a phiale with fruit. Behind the youthful Satyr is a bearded Satyr to right, with head thrown back, wreath, bracelet on right arm, and shoes, hair on breast indicated, in right hand a thyrsos, in left a tympanon (as before). The ground is indicated by flowers scattered about the scene. Under each handle is an owl turned towards the design, with face to front; between them and the design, vertical crenelle patterns.
- Production date
- 380BC-370BC (circa)
Height: 38.10 centimetres
- On display (G73/dc68)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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