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Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)

Attributed to the Meleager Painter
early 4th century B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 17 3/16 in. (43.6 cm); diameter of mouth 6 9/16 in. (16.7 cm); diameter of foot 6 1/16 in. (15.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Poseidon and Amymone with Amphitrite, Aphrodite, Dionysos, satyrs, and maenads

The subject here is the same as on the hydria 56.171.55, and the general composition is similar. Interesting differences include the greater prominence of Amymone and the presence of Amphitrite, Poseidon's consort.
Said to be from near Naples

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. pp. 1412, 1693, no. 46, Add. 1, pp. 1408-15, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1981. Vol. 1: Aara-Aphlad. "Aithra I," pp. 421–22, no. 16; "Amymone," p. 747, no. 60, pl. 603, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

Reeder, Ellen D., Sally Humphreys, Prof. Mary R. Lefkowitz, Francois Lissarrague, Prof. Margot Schmidt, Prof. H. Alan Shapiro, Christianne Sourvinou-Inwood, Prof. Andrew F. Stewart, Froma Zeitlin, Carol Benson, and Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway. 1995. "Women in Classical Greece." Pandora: Women in Classical Greece. Baltimore: Walters Art Gallery.

Kathariou, Kleopatra. 2002. "To ergastērio tou zōgraphou tou Meleagrou kai hē epochē tou : paratērēseis stēn attikē keramikē tou prōtou tetartou tou 4 ou ai. p.Ch. Ph.D. diss." Ph.D. Diss. p. 398, figs. 26A-B, 27A-B. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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