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Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)

Attributed to the Meleager Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
early 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 17 3/16 in. (43.6 cm); diameter of mouth 6 9/16 in. (16.7 cm); diameter of foot 6 1/16 in. (15.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.171.56
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Poseidon and Amymone with Amphitrite, Aphrodite, Dionysos, satyrs, and maenads

The subject here is the same as on the hydria 56.171.55, and the general composition is similar. Interesting differences include the greater prominence of Amymone and the presence of Amphitrite, Poseidon's consort.
Said to be from near Naples

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. pp. 1412, 1693, no. 46, Add. 1, pp. 1408-15, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981. Aara-Aphlad, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 1. Aithra I, no. 16; Amymone, no. 60, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Reeder, Ellen D., Sally Humphreys, Prof. Mary R. Lefkowitz, Francois Lissarrague, Prof. Margot Schmidt, Prof. H. Alan Shapiro, Christianne Sourvinou-Inwood, Prof. Andrew F. Stewart, Froma Zeitlin, Carol Benson, and Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway. 1995. "Women in Classical Greece." Pandora: Women in Classical Greece. Baltimore: Walters Art Gallery.

Kathariou, Kleopatra. 2002. "To ergastērio tou zōgraphou tou Meleagrou kai hē epochē tou : paratērēseis stēn attikē keramikē tou prōtou tetartou tou 4 ou ai. p.Ch. Ph.D. diss." Ph.D. Diss. p. 398, figs. 26A-B, 27A-B. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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