Hydria

DEFINITION

An ancient Etruscan or Greek water jar or jug. Typically ceramic, with rounded shoulders, with two horizontally attached handles, and a vertical handle at the neck to assist in pouring. (pr. high'dree-uh) Among the other types of Greek vases are the alabastron, amphora, kantharos, krater, kylix, kyathos, lekythos, oinochoe, pelike, phiale, pinax, pithos, pyxis, and rhyton.Examples: Greece, Attic, Black-Figure Hydria with Scenes of Herakles, painted in the manner of the Antimenes Painter, late Archaic Period, c. 520-510 BCE, terra cotta, 20 1/8 x 13 3/8 inches (51.2 x 33.2cm), Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory U, Atlanta, GA. See black-figure and Greek art.Greece, Argive, Hydria with protome of a woman, c. 460 BCE, Classical, bronze, height with handle 20 1/4 inches (51.41 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

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