Hydria is a type of water-carrying vessel, named after the ancient Greek word "hydor", meaning "water". Hydrias are provided with three handles. The two horizontal handles on either side of the body were used for carrying the vase, whereas the third handle, being vertical and collocated behind the neck and between the two other handles, mainly served when pouring water. In the centre of the scene, a short, quadrangular and decorated funerary monument and on either side a winged crowned female figure, identified as Nike, the personification of victory, offering a crown to a naked youth, who leans on a cane in a relaxed pose with a himation draped beneath his left arm. A meander motif encircles the band above the base and a laurel motif runs around the neck. The reverse of the vase is not decorated by a figurative scene, besides a continuation of the vertical line motif that encircles the rim.