Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)
Attributed to the Syleus Painter
Youth and boy; inscribed the boy is fair
The handles of this terracotta hydria, with a broad palmette where the handle joins the body, are influenced by their counterparts in bronze. On a terracotta work, the palmette is purely decorative. On a bronze hydria, the broad handle attachment, which may assume many forms, strengthens the points of contact to the body of the vase.