added by archaeologs A form of Greek water pot; a large jar or pitcher for carrying water with two or three handles. The body was bulbous, the neck round. It was wider and usually lower than the amphora and it had well-defined foot and neck. There were two horizontal loop handles on the body for carrying and one vertical handle from the rim to the shoulder for pouring.
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[Greek hydor. ‘water’]. Like the kalpis, this is a Greek pot for carrying water. Wider and usually lower than the amphora, the shape was typically broad, with well-defined foot and neck, two horizontal handles (for carrying), and one vertical handle (for pouring).
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983