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Ancient Art
Artist, traditionally attributed: Leagros Group, active ca. 525–500 B.C.

Black-Figure Hydria

ca. 510 B.C.

Terracotta, pigments

Overall height: 21 × 13 in. (53.3 × 33 cm)
Diameter of foot: 6 11/16 in. (17 cm)
width with side handles: 15 3/4 in. (40 cm)
Rim diameter: 28 cm (11 in.)
Rim width with single handle: 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm)
Height without single handle:
Ruth Elizabeth White Fund
2021.72.1
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Greek, Attic
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Possibly excavated at the estate of Lucien Bonaparte (later Prince of Canino and Musignano, 1775-1840), Vulci, Italy; Giuseppe Bassegio, Rome; sale, Sotheby's London, July 13, 1838, lot 34; sold to Edward Davies Davenport (1778-1847), Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire, England, July 13, 1838; by inheritance to his nephew, William Bromley Davenport (1821-1884), Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire, England; by inheritance through the Davenport family to Mrs. W.H. Bromely Davenport (Elizabeth Boles Watts) and Sir Lieutenant Colonel Walter Henry Bromley Davenport (1903-1989), Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire, England; sale, Christie's, London October 18, 2005, lot 149; sold to Michael Steinhardt, New York, October 18, 2005; sold through Robert Haber, New York, to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn. 2021

Bibliography: 

Sir John Davidson Beazley, Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters, 1st (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956), 365, fig. 64.

J. M. T. Charlton, “The Bromley-Davenport Vases,” Journal of Hellenic Studies 78 (1958): 20.

“International Review of Ancient Art and Archaeology,” Minerva (March/April 2006): 40, fig. 3.

Christie’s London, London, Manson and Woods, sale catalogue, sale cat. (10/18/2005), 32 - 35, ill.

Antiquities at Capesthorne Hall, exh. cat. (London: Christie’s London, 2005), 5-10.

“The Autumn 2005 Antiquities Sales,” Minerva 2, no. 17 (March/April 2006): 40, fig. 3.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.