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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
  • Description

    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.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: The names of three women are inscribed: Chrysis, Phile, Io

  • References

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 1158, no. 5.

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