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Kalpis (Shape, Concept)

Canonical URI: http://kerameikos.org/id/kalpis


Preferred Label
Kalpis (en)
Alternate Label
Continuous-curve Hydria (en)


The so-called Kalpis or Continuous-curve Hydria differs from the Shoulder Hydria in several ways: the neck, shoulder, and body form a continuous curve; its vertical handle is cylindrical and is rooted on the neck rather than on the lip; its foot shape is more varied; its rim is concave on top; and it is usually smaller. It was popular between the end of the sixth through the fourth century B.C.

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