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Terracotta miniature hydria: kalpis (water jar)

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 350–300 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Gnathian
Medium:
Terracotta; applied color
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.224
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
Such small-scale vases were made for funerary purposes.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 20, Gallatin pl. 32.1, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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