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Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)

Attributed to the Chrysis Painter (namepiece)
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 420–410 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H.: 17 x 12 3/16 in. (43.2 x 31 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.185
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Women outdoors

The setting is indicated by the uneven terrain and the wisps of plant life growing around the figures. Otherwise, the iconography would be that of women in a domestic interior. The ladies are finely dressed and embellished with jewelry. They are shown with their caskets, wool baskets, and a mirror.
Inscription: The names of three women are inscribed: Chrysis, Phile, Io
Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1158, no. 5, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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