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Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)

Attributed to the manner of the Shuvalov Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 430 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 7 3/16 in. (18.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and Schimmel Foundation Inc. Gifts, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.11.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Eros approaching seated woman

Both Eros and the woman are holding fillets (bands). Eros wears a special crown consisting of a diadem that comes to a point over the forehead and is embellished with leaflike projections.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1984. "One Hundred Fourteenth Annual report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1983 through June 30, 1984." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 114: p. 34.

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