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Attic Red-Figure Hydria Fragment

Artist: Nikoxenos Painter Primary
Date: 520-510 BCE
6th century BCE
Dimensions: 2.75 x 2.75 x 0.25 in. (6.99 x 6.99 x 0.64 cm)
Object Type: Vessel
Creation Place: Europe, Greece
Medium and Support: Ceramic
Credit Line: Lent by the Yale University Art Gallery, Ruth Elizabeth White Fund.
Accession Number: L2020.05.15
On View: Bellarmine Hall Galleries


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Refers to the culture and styles that developed in Athens or elsewhere in Attica, particularly to painted pottery styles that developed chronologically after the Geometric styles. Attic styles are intentionally different from Corinthian styles, and are characterized by imaginative compositions that do not necessarily comply with standards of scale or balance, by monumentality and grandeur, and eventually by a distinctive Black-figure style that became the standard for the rest of the Greek world.
sixth century BCE
Century in the proleptic Gregorian calendar including the years 599 to 500 (or 600 to 501) Before Common Era.
Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.
public domain
Land owned and controlled by the state or federal government. Also, the status of publications, products, and processes that are not protected under patent or copyright.
Object genre including visual works and other articles made of ceramic, which is any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature. Ceramic ware, earthenware, porcelain ware, and brick products are examples of ceramics.

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