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Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)
Attributed to the Shuvalov Painter
ca. 430–420 B.C.
Overall: 6 15/16 x 6 5/8in. (17.7 x 16.9cm)
diameter 5 3/8in. (13.6cm)
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Fried Gift and Arthur Darby Nock Bequest, in memory of Gisela M. A. Richter, 1978
Woman and Eros
The woman's rock seat indicates that the scene takes place outdoors. She is festively dressed and holds out a casket. Eros approaches with a mirror in his left hand and a branch in his right. In such a representation, Eros may be considered almost interchangeable with a mortal man.
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