Red figured Hydria

Red figured Hydria

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

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This hydria features a music lesson. The main panel is framed on the bottom by a frieze of scrolls with alternating palmettes, at the sides by framed palmettes, and on the top by a meander key. The music teacher is seated in an armchair on the right playing the lyre in a rather stiff posture. An older student, starting to grow a beard, sits on a stool with patterned pillow in front of him, also playing the lyre. A younger boy, wrapped tightly in a long mantle, stands between them and narrates a text. They are watched on the left by an older man leaning on a gnarled stick, his right hand resting on his hip. The panel on the shoulder of the vessel extends to the same width as the image decorating the belly. It is a symposium scene with two reclining hetairai. Both women are bare breasted. Their muscles and the folds of their clothes are clearly incised. Both women are holding skyphoi.About 510 B.C. Munich Museum, Germany.

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Ceramic & hand painted
44 cm (17 in.)

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