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Bucchero Hydria
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Bucchero Hydria

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Description Large vases like this hydria (water container) were typical offerings in the tombs of prominent Etruscan families. Characteristic of late bucchero ware is the reliance on eastern motifs, including the procession of lions, from the 7th and early 6th centuries BC, known as the Orientalizing period. The decoration was impressed onto the clay using stamps.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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6th century BC
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H: 19 1/8 x W: 15 3/16 x D: 10 5/8 in. (48.5 x 38.5 x 27 cm)
  • Italy (Place of Origin)


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