Attic (active 450 BCE - 420 BCE) Primary
Attic Red-Figure Hydria/Kalpis (Water Jar) with NikeClassical
ca. 435 BCE - 420 BCE
5 3/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. x 4 1/8 in. (14.61 cm x 13.34 cm x 10.48 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.103
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Hydriae
Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keywordThis object has the following keywords:
altars*, Attic*, baskets*, Gods and Goddesses*, hydriae*, kalpides*, Nike (Victory)*, red-figure vase paintings*, vase paintings*, Warriors
- altars - Elevated platforms or constructions upon which religious sacrifice is offered or other religious or spiritual activities carried out. In a Christian church altars are platforms where Eucharistic elements are consecrated, in the ancient tradition of a sacrifice. Includes both indoor small, tablelike fixtures and larger, free-standing, outdoor structures. It consists of a horizontal part, the mensa, placed on various types of supports. For the surface at which communion is celebrated in Protestant churches, use "communion tables."
- Attic - Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
- baskets - Containers made of twigs, rushes, thin strips of wood, or other flexible material woven together.
- Gods and Goddesses - Added June 2010 by M. Weldon
- hydriae - Ancient Greek or Roman vessels for water with three handles: two horizontal side handles for lifting and one vertical back handle for holding and pouring. Many hydriae were also made in bronze in addition to terracotta and, unlike the metal versions of other shapes, a good number survive.
- kalpides - Refers to a type of hydria featuring a neck forming a continuous curve with the body. This shape also features a smaller mouth and narrower neck than the shoulder hydria. It was the most common form of hydria for red-figure. Although the kalpis was introduced after the invention of red-figure, there are some red-figure kapides. Many kalpides were also made in bronze in addition to terracotta and, unlike the metal versions of other shapes, a good number survive.
- Nike (Victory) - Added June 2010 by M. Weldon
- red-figure vase paintings - Ancient Greek visual works comprising pottery objects having primarily black decoration on a red ground, with figures reserved in red. Details were painted on the red of the background clay, allowing overall more sophisticated works than with black-figure vase paintings. Works appeared in Athens ca. 530 BCE.
- vase paintings - Refers to two-dimensional decoration applied to pottery by using paint made of metallic oxides or other pigments held in suspension in slip or another medium. The term is particularly used to refer to Ancient Greek red- and black-figure works. See also "porcelain paintings (visual works)."
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Exhibition ListThis object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Ancient Life on Greek Pottery Bryn Mawr College , Mar 30, 2015 – Jun 1, 2015
- Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr College , Sep 24, 2010 – May 28, 2011
Owner Name: Mary Hamilton Swindler, PhD 1912, Professor of Archaeology
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
Acquisition Method: Purchased in Athens
Disposal Method: Donation
Bibliography ListThe following Bibliography exist for this object:
Der Schuwalow-Maler: eine Kannenwerkstatt der Parthenonzeit
P. von Zabern.
Mainz am Rhein, 1976
Page Number: PL.136D
and Emily Croll.
Worlds to Discover.
Bryn Mawr College.
Bryn Mawr, PA, 2010
Page Number: 10
Ann Harnwell Ashmead
and Kyle M. Phillips.
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, United States, Fascicule 13.
Princeton University Press.
Princeton, NJ, 1971
Page Number: 52, Figure Number: Plates 36, 5 and 37
- The Classical Art Research Centre, "The Beazley Archive Online." Classical Art Research Centre. (Accessed April 1, 2020): University of Oxford, http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/index.htm. 239.
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