Bronze hydria (water jar)
- early 4th century B.C.
- Other: 19 x 18 5/16 in. (48.3 x 46.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1957
- Accession Number:
The hydria has two inscriptions on the lip, indicating that it was a prize in a contest. One inscription gives the name of the presiding official, Kalliar. The other inscription, in a different hand and dialect, indicates that the contestants dedicated the prize to Herakles, for whom the games were held. The implication is that the hydria was dedicated because there was no winner.