Hydria

Description
Jars like this were usually used in ancient Greece for serving water. This one was found in a tomb and probably held a cremation burial. Two inscriptions on the jar read ‘A HC ICAN POY’, meaning ‘Ageso, son of Isander’.
It belonged to Lt. col. LAD Montague who gave over 800 artefacts to the museum.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/654
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
hydria
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
water jar; hydria or kalpis
Dimensions
body width 285 mm; whole height 380 mm; whole depth 220 mm; base footring diameter 125 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Classical - 500-336 BC
Production Date
-350
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; Red figure ware
Function Name
storage/ pouring
Function Detail
water
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Country
Italy
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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