Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)

Greek, Attic

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155

On the shoulder, chariot

This vase was made at a time when the red-figure technique was becoming established and the relation between glazed and unglazed areas was a matter of considerable experimentation. The concept of a panel goes back to the early sixth century B.C., but the easy curves of the shape and the band between the handles indicate a different age.

Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar), Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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