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Clay 'Hadra' hydria: GR.9.1977

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Clay 'Hadra' hydria




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.

Measurements and weight

Height: 38.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Crete ⪼ Greek Islands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1977) by Cecil, R.A.


-230 - -200

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Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.9.1977
Primary reference Number: 69927
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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