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Red-Figure Hydria (Water Jar) Fragment with Woman in Fountain House

Late Archaic-Classical
First quarter 5th century BCE

2 9/16 x 3 7/16 x 1/4 in. (6.5 x 8.8 x 0.6 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.215
Other Number(s): 35 (Joseph Clark Hoppin's Paul Hartwig Purchase List Number)
Geography: Europe
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Hydriae

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  • Attic - Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
  • fountain-houses - Structures that enclose fountains, most often leaving one side or section open for viewing. These may be simple columned porches or more elaborate structures and usually include sculptural elements. The term is most often applied to such structures in classical Greece.
  • hydriae - Ancient Greek or Roman vessels for water with three handles: two horizontal side handles for lifting and one vertical back handle for holding and pouring. Many hydriae were also made in bronze in addition to terracotta and, unlike the metal versions of other shapes, a good number survive.
  • Red-figure - Refers to a style of Greek vase painting that developed from the Black-figure style. It appeared in Athens around 530 BCE and spread to other areas of Greece, southern Italy, Etruria, and elsewhere in the Mediterranean area, until it disappeared in the third century BCE. The style is characterized by a particular technique, which involves the use of refined slip and a two-phase firing process to create a black ground through sintering, with figures reserved in red. The details of the figures are more fluid than in the Black-figure style, and are typically drawn with a brush, using both a defined, black relief line and a more dilute line that varies in color from dark gold to black.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
  • vase paintings - Refers to two-dimensional decoration applied to pottery by using paint made of metallic oxides or other pigments held in suspension in slip or another medium. The term is particularly used to refer to Ancient Greek red- and black-figure works. See also "porcelain paintings (visual works)."

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  • Owner Name: Joseph Clark Hoppin
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, PA
    Acquisition Method: Purchased from Paul Hartwig
    Disposal Method: Donated to Bryn Mawr College
    Ownership Start Date: 1901
    Ownership End Date: 1901

  • Owner Name: Paul Hartwig
    Role: Collector, Seller
    Place: Rome (?)
    Acquisition Method: unknown
    Disposal Method: Sold to Joseph Clark Hoppin
    Ownership Start Date: unknown
    Ownership End Date: 1901

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