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Hydria (white painted V ware)
850 BCE-750 BCE

fired clay
30.7 × 24.0 × 22.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Colonel Aubrey H. L. Gibson (Rtd), 1968
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Physical description
Medium sized vessel of white ware with painted black geometric decoration. The body is of piriform shape with a single handle at the shoulder and upper part of the neck, immediately below the rim. This handle is decorated with three black vertical lines. Also two horizontally attached handles on either side of the vessel. The base is flat with a base ring design. The rim flares out from the neck and is painted black. The body is decorated in painted black bands and circles. Also thick brush strokes associated with the bottom of the single handle.