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Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)

Attributed to the Shuvalov Painter
ca. 420 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm); diameter 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm); width with handles 6 in. (15.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Two women

This domestic scene depicts a woman holding a rather large chest or casket that her counterpart—perhaps her mistress—seems to be opening. On the ground between them stands a kalathos (wool basket).
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 14, Gallatin pl. 24.8, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 102, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1210, no. 63, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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