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  • Hydria: kalpis (water jar), Classical, red–figure, ca. 460–450 b.c.
    Greek, Attic; said to be from Nola
    Attributed to the Villa Giulia Painter
    Terracotta; H. 12 in. (30.5 cm), Diam. 9 3/16 in. (23.3 cm)
    Museum Accession (X.313.1)

    After Dionysos was born from the thigh of his father, Zeus, he was brought up by the nymphs on Mount Nysa; its location was indeterminate but probably in northern Greece. The representation here presents a conflation of the nymphs and the maenads who were to become his female followers.

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  • Hydria: kalpis (water jar), Classical, red-figure, ca. 460–450 B.C.
    Greek, Attic; said to be from Nola
    Attributed to the Villa Giulia Painter
    Terracotta; H. 12 in. (30.5 cm), Diam. 9 3/16 in. (23.3 cm)
    Museum Accession (X.313.1)

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