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Parts of hydria: two side handles and foot

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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...

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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)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

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The Ancient World