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Bronze hydria (water jar)

5th century B.C.
H. 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
This hydria is said to come from Galaxidi, a site in central Greece that has yielded many bronzes of the Classical period; the larges number are in the British Museum. However it may have served previously, the last use of this example was as a cinerary urn; it was found with the bones still inside.
Said to be from Galaxidi

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 525, pp. 197-98, New York: Gilliss Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 82, 224, pl. 64b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Vocotopoulou, Julie. 1975. "Le trésor de vases de bronze de Votonosi." Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique, 99 (2). p. 785 n. 168.

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