from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a three-handled clay or metal vessel used in Greek culture to contain and pour water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A water jar; esp., one with a large rounded body, a small neck, and three handles. Some of the most beautiful Greek vases are of this form.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In archaeology, a large Greek vase, used especially for carrying water.
Sotheby's An Attic red-figured hydria, attributed to the Marsyas Painter
The hydria, a jar for water, has two horizontal handles at the side for lifting and one vertical handle at the back for pouring.
Cahn International AG A 470 B.C. red-figure hydria from Attic depicts Achilles chasing Troilos, who is on horseback.
– Kelly Crow Cahn International AG This 23-year-old fair got its start selling Dutch Old Master paintings, but today it sells everything from antiquities – like this 470 B.C. red-figure hydria from Attic – to contemporary artworks.
Also on display is a Attic black figure hydria depicting horsemen by the Antimenes painter in the 4th century AD above right.
Three pieces of Attic pottery -- a black-figure kylix, a red-figure kylix, and a red-figure hydria -- were sold at a 1990 auction of antiquities in the collections of the Texas oil barons Nelson and William Hunt.
Ecce, ego sto juxta fontem aquae: itaque sit, virgo quae egredietur ad hauriendum, et dixero ei, Da mihi potum nunc parum aquae ex hydria tua:
Itaque cucurrit servus in occursum ejus, et dixit, Potum da mihi nunc parum aquae ex hydria tua.
Et fuit, antequam ipse complevisset loqui, ecce, Ribca egrediebatur, quae nata erat Bethuel filio Milchah uxoris Nachor fratris Abraham, et hydria ejus erat super humerum ejus.
Ego antequam complerem loqui in corde meo, ecce, Ribca egrediebatur, et hydria ejus erat super humerum ejus, et descendit ad fontem, et hausit: et dixi ad eam, Da mihi potum nunc.
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