Hydria (4th century BCE)


Liana Miate
published on 14 June 2022
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The hydria, as its name indicates, was used almost exclusively for carrying water (Greek hydor), essential for everyday cleansing, ritual purifications and libations. 4th-century BCE. Made from bronze. (Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria)

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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