W. Hornbostel, Kunst der Antike - Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Mainz, 1977, cat. no. 164.
Hadra ware hydriae were made in central Crete, with many being exported to Egypt, where they were used as cinerary urns. A significant number of these vessels have been found in the cemeteries of Hellenistic Alexandria.