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Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)

Attributed to the Achilles Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450–440 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.11.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Youth pursuing woman

The scene may represent Peleus pursuing Thetis. Their child was the Greek hero Achilles.
Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 992, no. 72, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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