Red-figure Hydria (vessel for carrying water) [Π 1210]
Miniature, red-figure Hydria (vessel for carrying water) with ovoid body slightly compressed on shoulder, flaring foot, tall flaring neck and everted rim; one vertical neck-handle with round cross-section and a pair of high handles on body, also round-sectioned. Representation of two opposite-facing, standing male figures wearing himation; the figure on the left holds a torch with the left raised hand. The scene is bordered up (below neck) and down (lower body) with an Ionian Kymation (type of decorative floral border). This vessel was found in 1962 during excavation at the orphanage of Chania and dates in the 4th century BC.