A hydria is a three-handled water jug with two handles on the sides for lifting and a third at the back for pouring.
The painted hydria of Hadara is made of ceramic. It is a product of the Laurel atelier, or workshop. The neck is decorated with laurel leaves, and on the shoulder a palm is framed with volutes, which are spiral or scroll-shaped forms.
A metope, a plain, smooth section like those on a Doric frieze, the area above the column, is on the belly of the urn. The metope is topped with three lines and bears the design of two ruffled cocks facing each other with a rose between them.
The restored foot of the vessel is black. The two handles of the urn are most likely of Cretan production.