The handles of the calyx-krater are placed low down on the body, at what is termed the cul. Their upward curling form lends the shape
an appearance reminiscent of the calyx of a flower, hence the name. The earliest known example
was possibly made by Exekias in the third quarter of the sixth century. It continues to be produced, mainly in red-figure, becoming more
elongated over the course of the fifth and fourth centuries.