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Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)
ca. 510 B.C.
H. 13 15/16 in. (35.4 cm)
diameter of mouth 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1956
On the shoulder, chariot
This vase was made at a time when the red-figure technique was becoming established and the relation between glazed and unglazed areas was a matter of considerable experimentation. The concept of a panel goes back to the early sixth century B.C., but the easy curves of the shape and the band between the handles indicate a different age.
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