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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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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.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World