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Image ID: 1624906

Hydria. (1883)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Hydria.


: Genick, A. -- Artist
Hein & Mosler -- Lithographer

Published Date

: 1883


: Lithographs -- Color

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : col. ; 38.5 x 26.5 cm.


: A hydria is a large vase for carrying water. Helen was the most beautiful woman in Greece. This is not her more famous abduction by Paris, which started the Trojan War. She was first kidnapped in her youth by the hero Theseus, but was brought back home by her brothers. An "Iliupersis" (Fall of Ilium, another name for Troy) is a representation of an incident related to the Trojan War. Note 2.) Written at bottom of image: "Attic hydria. Abduction of Helen through Theseus. Above is Iliupersis."

Original Source

: From Griechische Keramik. Ausgewählt und aufgenommen von A. Genick. Mit Beschreibung von Adolf Furtwängler. (Berlin Wasmuth 1883) Furtwängler, Adolf (1853-1907), Author.


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Trojan War

Source Description

: 1 folder (14 pictures); 1 oversize folder (1 picture)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 1624906

Record ID

: 1763772

Digital Item Published

: 4-18-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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