Black figured Hydria

Black figured Hydria

Exact museum reproduction of a fine ancient Greek black figured Hydria. (more information on Black figure pottery...)

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This hydria features the Abduction of Europe. Europa, the daughter of the king of Phoenicia is carried by Zeus in the form of a bull to the continent which later was named after her. Europa rides the bull to the left. She is seated side-saddle on its back and grasps a horn with her left hand.About 500 B.C. Villa Giulia. Rome

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Ceramic & hand painted
16 cm (6 in.)

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