Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar)

Greek, Ptolemaic, Cretan

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162

The inscription on this vase states that it contained the cremated bones of a certain Timasitheos of Rhodes, a dignitary who died on an offical visit to Alexandria. The date of his death is precisely recorded as 19 May 213 B.C., using both the Macedonian and the Egyptian calendars.

Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar), Terracotta, Greek, Ptolemaic, Cretan

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