Exhibitions/ Art Object

Terracotta hydria: kalpis (water jar)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 370–350 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H.: 11 1/2 x 7 1/8 in. (29.2 x 18.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.184
Poseidon and Amymone

Danaos, a mythical king, had fifty daughters whom he sent out to find water during a great drought. One of them, Amymone, was accosted by a satyr but rescued by the sea god, Poseidon, who sought her favors for himself. In return, he struck the earth with his trident and created a spring. The vase shows Poseidon and Amymone seated on either side of Eros, the god of love, and a waterbird.
Richter, Gisela M. A., Marjorie J. Milne, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1922. Shapes of Greek Vases. New York.

Schefold, Karl. 1934. Untersuchungen zu den Kertscher Vasen. no. 189, pp. 24, 88–89, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 12, fig. 86, New York: Plantin Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 115, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1981. Vol. 1: Aara-Aphlad. "Amymone," p. 749, no. 79, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Pan, no. 244, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

Bol, Peter C. 2007. Die Geschichte der antiken Bildhauerkunst III: Hellenistische Plastik. p. 141, fig. 7, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

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