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.


From Ancient Greek ὑδρία ("water jar or water container"). (Wiktionary)


  • Sotheby's An Attic red-figured hydria, attributed to the Marsyas Painter

    Spring Art Auction Highlights

  • The hydria, a jar for water, has two horizontal handles at the side for lifting and one vertical handle at the back for pouring.

    Stories in Clay: Decoding Ancient Greek Pottery

  • Cahn International AG A 470 B.C. red-figure hydria from Attic depicts Achilles chasing Troilos, who is on horseback.

    The Old Masters Come Roaring Back

  • – 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.

    Inside the European Fine Art Fair

  • Also on display is a Attic black figure hydria depicting horsemen by the Antimenes painter in the 4th century AD above right.

    Lost and Found at the Quirinale Palace at

  • 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.

    Geneva Seizure

  • 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:

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • Itaque cucurrit servus in occursum ejus, et dixit, Potum da mihi nunc parum aquae ex hydria tua.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • 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.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • 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.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2


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