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Water jar (kalpis) with three women in a domestic setting

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In the center a woman stands beside a chair and ties a belt around her chiton; she raises the overfold of the chiton, which will cover the belt, with her forearms and teeth. Facing her is a maid who holds a fillet or belt and a candle (?). Behind her another woman - perhaps a maid or her mother...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, November 1891

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Classical Period, about 440–430 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


25.6 cm (10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World