A Hellenistic Hadra ware pottery hydria
Lot 8*W
A Hellenistic Hadra ware pottery hydria
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,521) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Hellenistic Hadra ware pottery hydria
Circa 3rd Century B.C.
With umber painted decoration including a laurel wreath at the neck, the shoulder with chevrons, the body with panel of ivy, encircling bands above and below, 17¼in (43.8cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Joseph Klein Collection, formed in New York between 1941 and 1980. Thence by descent.

    Literature:
    These hydriai were made in Crete, many for export to Egypt where they were often used as cinerary urns. For similar cf. S. Walker and P. Higgs, Cleopatra of Egypt, London, 2001, pp. 117-20, nos. 142-6.
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