Hydria

Hydria

425 BC-400 BC

Bronze

Overall: 41.6 x 38.4 cm (16 3/8 x 15 1/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1986.23

Fun Fact

This bronze vessel was likely used as a funerary urn.

Description

This vessel gets its name from a shape of earthenware jar that was used to carry water. This bronze hydria was probably used not to carry water but as a cinerary urn (kalpis). The figure on the handle is the mythological siren, a human-headed bird.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork
Medium: 
Bronze

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