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Clay 'Hadra' hydria


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Title/s

Clay 'Hadra' hydria

Category

vessel

Name

hydria
water-jar

Description

Hadra hydria, inscribed with name of Peisias the owner. Peisas would have been Greek. Many of these vases were imported from Crete to Alexandria, where they were used for storing cremations. The Egyptians soon began to produce their own versions of the water jars, which trake their name from the Hadra cemetery in Eastern Alexandria.

Production Notes

black-figured

Hadra ware

Dimensions

height 38.8 cm

Period

Hellenistic

Date

230 B.C. — 200 B.C.

Provenance

given: Cecil, R.A. 1977 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Documentation

  1. The Fitzwilliam Museum
    (1977) Annual Report for 1977 , Cambridge (Cambs.) (1977) Cambridge (Cambs.)
    [comments: pl.III]
  2. Gill, D.W.J.
    (1990) Recent acquisitions by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1971-1989 (1990)
    Source title: Journal of Hellenic Studies (
    [comments: no. 23, pp. 292-3]
  3. Bourriau, J.D.
    (1981) Umm El-Ga`ab : pottery from the Nile Valley before the Arab conquest (1981)
    [comments: 85 no.166]

Material/s

clay

Accession Number

GR.9.1977 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 69927; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-19)

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