Hydria Decorated with Boukranion

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 May 2016

This hydria (water jar) was decorated with a central boukranion (bull's head) which is flanked by two swans. The vase is inscribed around the shoulder with the name of the deceased, DOROTHEOU, whose ashes it contained. The name DOROTHEOU means "gift of god". Made in Crete about 200 BCE. Attributed to the Dromeus painter. (The British Museum, London)



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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