Inv. n°: MMoCA811

Hydra der Gnathia Ware

Blackglaze hydria with flaring rim adorned with a plastically moulded egg-and-dart frieze. The body is ribbed exept for a narrow band below the handles. Two horizontal, profiled handles rise from just below the shoulder. A strap handle runs vertically from neck to shoulder. White-yellow decoration: paint on egg-and-dart frieze on the rim, tendrils in the band below the handles and garland of lanceolate leaves on the neck. A band of red glaze on the rim, where the stem joins the body and on the outside of the foot. The Gnathian style was invented in Taranto, probably in the workshop pf the Iliopersis Painter, a proponent of the Apulian 'ornate style' (370-360 BC). In 330-320 this pottery reached its height in popularity. The production of this style ceased around the date 270 BC.

h. 46.3 cm

Clay

Provenance

  • Formerly Dr. Albert Hugh Lloyd (d. 1936)
  • Acquired at Cahn via Two Rivers Ltd, London, 2012-03-20

Exhibitions

  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from 2012

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