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Water jar (kalpis)

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(text from Vase-Painting in Italy, catalogue entry no. 3) The figures on the shoulder are organized in three facing pairs. At the left, a woman reaches out to receive casket being offered by another woman approaching from the right. Between the two is a kalathos. The woman at the left wears a...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, December 11, 1941

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes

Greek, South Italian, Classical Period, about 445–430 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Lucania, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 003.

Dimensions

Height: 44.5 cm (17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

RES.41.56

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels