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Hydria (water or wine jar) decorated with a bull's head (boukranion) and flanked by two swans [GR 1995.10-3.1]. It was made in Crete, c.200 BC, and it is attributed to Dromeus Painter. It was used in a funerary context and the deceased person's name has been inscribed onto the vase; the text reads Dorotheou, i.e. it contained his ashes.



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