This Athenian red-figure hydria was 27 cm tall; it was used for carrying water, but may also have contained ballots or funerary ashes. It is now held in the Beazley Archive of the Classical Art Research Centre in Oxford. Three-handled water jars were made in this shape as early as the 8th century BCE, although red-figure decoration was not in use in Attica until the 6th century BCE.


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