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Hydria (Campanian red-figure ware)
350 BCE-325 BCE

43.3 × 30.2 × 26.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Campania, Italy
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1969
© Public Domain
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Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Large jar with ovoid body tapering sharply to narrow neck and flaring mouth. Three-handled: one at rear from shoulder to rim and two loop handles at either side of body. Decorated in black-glaze with red-figure scene on the body: statue of a woman standing on a plinth, with four mourners (on two levels) bringing gifts on either side. Around the statue are flowers and plant tendrils. The statue holds a golden phiale full of eggs. On the back and neck, palmettes and scrolls. On the edge of the rim and below the scene, a wave pattern band.