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Shape: rather conical body connected without sharp transition to a rounded shoulder. Cylindrical neck separated from the shoulder by a thin moulding. Rim slopes down inside with a narrow and sharp moulding at the outer edge.
Two side handles of round section are fixed to the upper part of the body. A large vertical strap handle is fixed to the rear under the rim and on the shoulder.
Disk foot with moulding separated from the body by a short oblique stem, also with moulding. No dropped floor.
Lip rim: wide band covering all the vertical side and the outer edge of the rim.
Neck: wavy line running around the neck on the upper part; wide band covers the moulding at the base of the neck.
Shoulder: three large palmettes with thin petals, the central one decorated with added white dots.
Upper and lower frame: very wide band for the upper frame (very diluted, maybe with filet-band-filet in darker red), with a running wave pattern incised at the bottom on the front side; two wide bands for the lower frame.
Front panel: symmetrically but coarsely painted ivy branch with large leaves, big berries without stalk rendered by clouds of dots, and maybe seeds between the leaves.
Rear panel: laurel branch(?), very coarsely made.
Vertical strips: diagonal strokes.
Handles & foot: no traces of decoration.
The urn was originally sealed with white plaster, traces of which are still visible at the mouth and inside the neck.
This vase is presented here for the first time and therefore has not been seen by A. Enklaar. It can probably be connected with the production of the Dolphin Group thanks to several clues: the shape of the rim and the foot, the general proportions of the vase, and the organisation of the painted decoration, rather similar to several hydriae of this group (wavy line on the neck, wide bands for the frame of both front and rear panels). However, the crude way in which the painted decoration is executed prevents identification of the hand of a specific painter, and the ivy branch is not referenced until now among the repertoire of this group. Identification therefore remains to be confirmed.
A. Enklaar, "Chronologie et peintres des hydries de Hadra", Babesch 60, 1985, p. 105-151; A. Enklaar, "Les hydries de Hadra II : Formes et ateliers", Babesch 6l, 1986, p. 41-65
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