At the Fontaine, 1897. Bouguereau.

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On peut remarquer que le vase servant à boire dans le tableau du XIX° siècle, à la même caractéristique que  l’hydrie grecque.

Il est muni de trois anses, deux latérales permettant son transport, et une à l’arrière permettant de verser.

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Caeretan Hydria, about 525 B.C.

hydrie-herculeOn this black-figure hydria, the Greek hero Herakles battles the Lernean Hydra while a large crab nips at his foot.

His companion Iolaos attacks from the other side, cutting off one of the monster’s heads with a harpe or short curved sword. Two sphinxes flank the handle on the back of the vessel, and floral decoration covers the rest of the vase: an ivy tendril on the shoulder and a palmette and lotus frieze on the lower body. (…) Getty. Continue reading