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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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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, c.
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.