Exhibitions/ Art Object

Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)

Attributed to the Shuvalov Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 430–420 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 15/16 x 6 5/8in. (17.7 x 16.9cm) diameter 5 3/8in. (13.6cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Fried Gift and Arthur Darby Nock Bequest, in memory of Gisela M. A. Richter, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.11.8
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Woman and Eros

The woman's rock seat indicates that the scene takes place outdoors. She is festively dressed and holds out a casket. Eros approaches with a mirror in his left hand and a branch in his right. In such a representation, Eros may be considered almost interchangeable with a mortal man.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1978. "One Hundred Eigth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1977 through June 30, 1978." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 108: p. 45.

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