Lot 3679

A Greek bronze hydria, 5th century B.C.

Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots


An exquisite, large bronze hydria. The ovoid body with broad shoulders and a slightly concave neck, flaring to the reverted rim. The top of the rim flattened. The body from the foot to the neck largely preserved. Few cracks stabilized from the inside. Professional additions to the neck and shoulder area. At least 90% original substance. The three separately cast handles missing. The places where they were attached clearly visible. Height 45 cm. Diameter 31 cm.

Provenance: From a West German private collection, acquired on the art market before 1980.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 712 lots and starts on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3712. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.