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

Classical Period
about 440–430 B.C.
The Painter of Munich 2321

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens


Overall: 26 x 24 cm (10 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Gallery 212A-B


The Ancient World



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 - presents an alabastron of perfumed oil.


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

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren