Egyptian hydria of a Greek type - ROM2018_16917_235


Egyptian hydria of a Greek type

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in Egypt; from Alexandria, Egypt
Date: probably 4th century BC
Period: Greek Classical period
34.2 x 26.4 cm
Object number: 920X55.23
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis coarseware hydria (water-jar) is a typical Greek shape but was made in Egypt probably before Alexander the Great conquered Egypt, showing the influence of Greek pottery shapes around the Mediterranean. It has a wavy line decorating its neck, and a hole is bored into the base.
Roman WorldEgypt
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