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Kalpis with Toilette Scene with Two Women and Eros
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Kalpis with Toilette Scene with Two Women and Eros


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This red-figure kalpis depicts a mistress, a maid, and Eros. In the center a woman (mistress) sits on a klismos in profile to the right, extending her arms toward Eros who flies in from the right. In each hand she holds an oval-shaped object (fruit or egg), and a ribbon in white, now mostly lost, is draped across her arms. She wears a chiton and mantle, and her hair is held in place by ribbons. Eros has a fillet, holds a small chest up in his right hand, and carries a clump of sprigs in his lowered left hand. On the left another woman stands in profile to the right, looking into a mirror that she holds up in her right hand. She wears an ungirded chiton decorated with two vertical stripes, and her hair is held in place by ribbons. Scenes with a centrally seated woman and flanking figures to either side are common both at this time and with this painter. This is the only Attic red-figure vase known to have come from Castel Campanile, a site near Caere excavated in 1837.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [cat. no. 220]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] Above chest: KAΛH
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
ca. 440 BCE (Classical)
Medium
terracotta; red figure
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.78
Measurements
with handles: 11 7/16 x 10 3/16 in. (29.1 x 25.9 cm) (h. x diam.); at rim: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm) (diam.); at mouth: 3 9/16 in. (9 cm) (diam.); at foot: 3 15/16 in. (10 cm) (diam.)
Geographies
  • Greece, Attica (Place of Origin)
  • Italy, Cerveteri, Castel Campanile (Caere) (Place of Discovery)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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