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Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)
Attributed to the Villa Giulia Painter
ca. 460–450 B.C.
H. 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm)
Purchase, Mrs. Helen H. Mertens Gift, 1972
Youth and two women
The Villa Giulia Painter favored scenes of daily life in Athens. In this respect, he resembles Douris except that he worked primarily on pots rather than cups. The setting for this scene is the women's quarter of the house, indicated by the high-backed chair and especially by the kalathos (wool basket) that one woman is holding out. The youth seems to have come for an impromptu visit.
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