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Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm); diameter 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm); width with handles 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.87
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Two women

One woman holds a casket, the other a lekythos (oil flask). Such a scene probably has nuptial connotations, but the same figures appear during the late fifth and four centuries B.C. on marble grave reliefs.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 14, Gallatin pl. 24.7, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1966. The Furniture of the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans. p. 76, fig. 393, London: Phaidon Press.

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