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Alexandrian Hadra Cremation Hydria 3rd century b.c.
This type of vessel was made specifically to hold the ashes of the cremated dead in the rock-cut chamber tombs and other types of burials associated with Hellenistic Alexandria. While a few examples have been recovered from Greece and south Russia, most come from Egypt.
H. 34.8; L. 29.0; Dia. 22.5 cm. UM neg. S4-97436-7.
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