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(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.
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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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Bangs on corresponding characters are different: Athena and the female opposite her on the London hydria have undulating hairlines, but these are simple curves on their counterparts in Reading; the London Herakles has two or three rows of rich spirals for curls, while his Reading counterpart has one row of simple connected circles.
(48) The groups included vessels that we would expect were used for feasting: tripod and cylindrical kettles, lekanes (convex conical, spouted bowls), lamps, basins, bowls, cups, pitchers, pans, hydrias (water jars), and amphoras (two-handled storage jars for liquids).
Formas Quantidade Skyphos 219 Pelike 2 Oinochoe 261 Lekythos 3 Kantharos 1 Hydria 3 Kylix 3 Total 492 Fonte: Elaboracao do autor, a partir de dados do Beazley Archive.
The hydria in Berlin (Antikensammlung) likely gives a depiction of this story because this painter of the Leagros Group names both Dionysos and Semele with inscriptions (Fig.
Los elementos materiales arriba descritos y, sobre todo, la presencia de una representacion de sirena apuntan a que la pieza de Layana formo parte del aplique del asa-cuyo asidero, precisamente, arrancaria en forma curva desde el vastago por el que, sobre la cabeza, se ha fragmentado la pieza--de un anfora o una jarra (Boube, 1991) o bien de una cratera (Dunbabin, 1993: 116-124) o de las tres variantes de hydria (Diehl, 1964: 34).
(19) It is found in both black- and red-figure vases, such as the Attic red-figure hydria in the British Museum from the 5th century (E169).
Other lots include an important Apulian redfigure hydria vase from approximately 410-400 BC.
Standing in complete contrast with the olpe Dionysos is the same god depicted on the late 5th century hydria (Fig.
A kalpis hydria in Boston exemplifies Early Classical red-figure mannerism (Fig.
(27.) Erika Diehl, Die Hydria: Formgeschichte und Verwendung im Kult des Altertums (Mainz am Rheim, 1964), 171.
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).
3.26); Phintias' red-figure hydria (Munich 2421) depicting partially unclothed, reclining women playing kottabos (pictured in M.