Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)
- Attributed to the Shuvalov Painter
- ca. 430–420 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; red-figure
- Overall: 6 15/16 x 6 5/8in. (17.7 x 16.9cm)
diameter 5 3/8in. (13.6cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Fried Gift and Arthur Darby Nock Bequest, in memory of Gisela M. A. Richter, 1978
- Accession Number:
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.