Bronze hydria (water jar)

Period: Classical

Date: 5th century B.C.

Culture: Greek

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: H. 15 in. (38.1 cm)

Classification: Bronzes

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1906

Accession Number: 06.1078


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.