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Bronze hydria (water jar)

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 375–350 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze, silver
Dimensions:
H. 19 1/16 in. (48.4 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.11.3
The relief under the handle shows Boreas, the north wind, abducting Oreithyia, the daughter of Erechtheus, legendary king of Athens.
Said to be from the island Chalke, near Rhodes

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1955. "Bronze Hydriai." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 13(6): pp. 198–99.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1986. Vol. 3: Atherion-Eros. Boreas, no. 70, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Oreithyia I, no. 22, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

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