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hydria

(hī`drēə), ancient Greek water jar with three handles—two lateral for lifting, a third vertical for pouring. In shape it was similar to the amphora, the early form having a narrower shoulder, while a later one, called the kalpis, was curved at the shoulder and had a smaller vertical handle.

Hydria

 

an ancient Greek vessel, usually ceramic, for holding water. The hydria has two horizontal handles, one on either side, which facilitate lifting and holding while the vessel is being carried on the shoulder and one vertical handle to hold while pouring from the vessel. The hydria is close to the amphora in shape, but in the hydria the oval body widens greatly toward the shoulder, and its neck is narrower and longer than that of the amphora. This shape gives the hydria a more dynamic and rhythmically tense silhouette. The vessel was often decorated with paintings.

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The hydria was also in good condition, and it met another of the museum's criteria: 'when we buy a piece, it is important for us that it should be interesting both in terms of research and for the public', says Ms Jurriaans-Helle.
Ancient Greek artifacts usually attract a lot of attention at TEFAF, but this Greek hydria attributed to the Euphiletos painter, which was exhibited by Charles Ede Antiquities in 2006, stood out due to its very fine provenance.
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Chapter 8 is concerned with the experimental reconstruction of certain Minoan vessels including a composite hydria, an elaborate vessel that is a testament to Clarke's impressive smithing skills.
Standing in complete contrast with the olpe Dionysos is the same god depicted on the late 5th century hydria (Fig.
Their vase forms were versions of traditional Greek vases such as the hydria (water jar), the tekythov (oil flask), krater (wine bowl), amphora (storage vessel), kylix (drinking cup) and oenochoe (wine jug).
The symposiarch mixed the wine with water poured from a hydria into a krater.
die Hydria des Polygnot mit den beiden Artisten, einem Jungen und einem Madchen samt einer Flotenspielerin bei John Boardman, Rotfigurige Vasen aus Athen, Abb.