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Hydria (Attic black-figure ware)
45.2 × 29.3 × 23.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Attica, Greece
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1982
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Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Physical description
Tall jar with an ovoid body, wide tall neck and three handles, one vertical and two smaller belly handles. The rim edge, handles and shoulder are decorated with applied plastic "snakes". The vase is covered with geometric black-figure decoration. On the neck is a band of grazing deer above a prothesis scene, then a band of spirals. On the body are bands of geometric decoration with two rampant lions facing left in the handle zone panels, above another band of grazing deer.