Black-Figured Kalpis (Water Jug) (Primary Title)
Black-Figured Kalpis (Water Jug) (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

500 BC
Greek (Attic)
Ceramics
Containers-Vessels
terracotta
Attica, Greece
Overall (at handles): 13 1/2 × 13 1/4 in. (34.29 × 33.66 cm)
60.32
The archer’s soft, pointed cap identifies him as a Scythian, whom the Greeks regarded as barbarians. Though Greek authors often derided archers for fighting from a distance, archers regularly served in ancient armies.
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund
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