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  • Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar) with funerary inscription, 226–225 b.c.; Ptolemaic
    Greek
    Purchase, 1890 (90.9.5)

    The inscription on the front gives the name of the deceased whose cremated bones were placed inside it. He was Hieronides of Phocaea, who died while leading an embassy to the royal court of Ptolemy III Euergetes (r. 246–222 B.C.).

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  • Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar) with funerary inscription, 226–225 B.C.; Ptolemaic
    Greek
    Purchase, 1890 (90.9.5)

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