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Bronze hydria: kalpis (water jar)


Bronze hydria: kalpis (water jar)



A bronze vase with a relief of a man's face, ancient Greek or Roman free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Hydria is a form of Greek pottery from between the late Geometric period (7th century BC) and the Hellenistic period (3rd century BC). The etymology of the word hydria was first noted when it was stamped on a hydria itself, its direct translation meaning 'jug'. It is a type of water-carrying vessel, but it had many other purposes. As time progressed the hydria developed into many forms, some of which were smaller or of a different material. These variants were decorated with detailed figures to represent Greek mythological stories, as well as scenes of daily life, providing extensive insight into Ancient Greek culture and society



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Metropolitan Museum of Art

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