Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar)

Terracotta | 40.5 x 40.5cm | 3rd century B.C.

Unknown Artist

On the body of the vase is a representation of a shield decorated with the head of the gorgon Medusa. The white slip and polychrome painting were probably added when the hydria was re-used as a cinerary urn, with the shield serving to protect the rem...
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