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Bronze hydria: kalpis (water jar)

Period:
Archaic or Early Classical
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 12 3/8 (31.4 cm.) width 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of Joyce and Dietrich von Bothmer, in memory of Christos G. Bastis, 1999
Accession Number:
1999.460
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
An inscription on the top of the mouth reads: "One of the prizes from the competition in honor of the Dioskouroi." Although the Panathenaic games were the most famous events in Attica, there were others. The Dioskouroi are the legendary twin brothers of Helen, whose beauty precipitated the Trojan War.
Inscription: Inscribed on top of the mouth: "one of the prizes from the competition in honor of the Dioskouri"
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1964. "Review of E. Diehl, Die Hydria." Gnomon, 36: p. 603.

Amandry, Pierre. 1971. "Collection Paul Canellopoulos (I): Armes et lébès de bronze." Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique, 95(2): p. 615.

Sotheby's, New York. 1999. Antiquities and Islamic Works of Art. December 10, 1999. lot 256.

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