Bronze hydria: kalpis (water jar)

Greek, Attic

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

An inscription on the top of the mouth reads: "One of the prizes from the competition in honor of the Dioskouroi." Although the Panathenaic games were the most famous events in Attica, there were others. The Dioskouroi are the legendary twin brothers of Helen, whose beauty precipitated the Trojan War.

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

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