A BLACK-GLAZED HYDRA

Price upon request

Hydra is a type of ancient Greek fine pottery.
The modern term describes vessels covered with a shiny black slip.
Black-glazed pottery was produced especially in the Classical and Hellenistic periods.
During reduced firing, sintering of the iron-rich clay led to a shiny black surface.
The glaze was added on with a paintbrush on the wheel, or by dipping.

Period / Age: ca. 4th - 3rd Century BC, Magna Graecia

Provenance: English private collection. Ex Bertolami Fine Arts ltd

Dimensions:

Height: 32cm (12.6”)

Hydra is a type of ancient Greek fine pottery.
The modern term describes vessels covered with a shiny black slip.
Black-glazed pottery was produced especially in the Classical and Hellenistic periods.
During reduced firing, sintering of the iron-rich clay led to a shiny black surface.
The glaze was added on with a paintbrush on the wheel, or by dipping.