Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)

Attributed to the Chrysis Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159

Women outdoors

The setting is indicated by the uneven terrain and the wisps of plant life growing around the figures. Otherwise, the iconography would be that of women in a domestic interior. The ladies are finely dressed and embellished with jewelry. They are shown with their caskets, wool baskets, and a mirror.

Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar), Attributed to the Chrysis Painter (namepiece), Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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