Many examples could be cited here, hydriai for example, often specifically portray scenes of women collecting water from the fountain house with their hydriai (as on London B 344, Attic black-figure hydria
61) Garments that round out around the upper half of the body are reminiscent of the high maximum diameter of the hydria
, as on an example in St.
He is probably the subject depicted by the anthropomorphic ape on the handle of the Caeretan hydria
Louvre E696; Plaoutine notes that the figure is lame, pointy-headed and baldish.
Galerie Puhze presents a black Attic miniature hydria
made in 510 BC, and Merrin Gallery impresses with a Greek bronze horse protome from the 6th century BC.
It shows an older man admiring the kalos Euthymides on the hydria
proper while two female symposiasts, naked from the waist up and playing kottabos, say, "I cast for you, kalos Euthymides.
Paul Getty Museum(3) is devoted to `Antiquities' and features some magnificent pictures of some superb exhibits, my own favourites being a Caeretan Hydria
(74), and, naturally, the Getty Bronze and Lansdowne Herakles.
Two others in this same group are the krater, a wide-mouthed bowl with two vertical handles, and the hydria
, a wide-mouthed jar with two horizontal handles and one vertical handle.
Although some have dismissed Aphrodite's garment as a formal device linking the figure to the hydria
(Havelock 1995, 36) or as a functional support (Robertson 1975, 392), the garment is in fact central to the meaning of the statue.
Alongside is a Greek bronze hydria
of the 5th century BC, its handle terminating with a crouching, roaring lion, and a pair of Eskimo walrus-tusk snow goggles from the Punuk culture that existed around 600-1100; 19th-century scientists found them to be far more effective than tinted glasses in the blinding Arctic light.
The cloth was wrapped around the center of the hydria
only and no remains were found inside the vessel.
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.
It is usually not possible to distinguish the LH IIIB linear--decorated jug from the amphora or hydria
unless the handles are present, as the rims, bodies, and bases of these vessels are of the same type and of similar size.