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Lekythos

Attributed to the Painter of Cambridge 3.17
Period:
Classical
Date:
2nd quarter of 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure, white-ground
Dimensions:
Height: 6 3/16 in. (15.7 cm) Diameter: 2 1/4 × 1 5/16 × 1 9/16 in. (5.8 × 3.4 × 4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel G. Ward, 1875
Accession Number:
75.2.1
Not on view
Said to have been excavated in the vicinity of Athens (Wright 1886, p. 396-7).

Before 1874, excavated in the vicinity of Athens; briefly, with Professor Athanasios Sergiou Rhousopoulos, Athens; by 1874, purchased by Samuel G. Ward from Prof. A.S. Rhousopoulos, Athens; acquired in 1875, gift of Samuel G. Ward.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1875. Fifth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for the Year ending May 1, 1875. p. 70, New York.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. p. 70, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Wright, John Henry. 1886. "Unpublished White Lekythoi from Attika." American Journal of Archaeology and of the History of the Fine Arts, 2 (4). no. 6, pp. 396-7, fig. 3, pls. X, XII-XIII.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The Terracottas and Pottery of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 4 and 15. no. 1822, p. 134, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fairbanks, Arthur. 1907. Athenian Lekythoi with Outline Drawing in Glaze Varnish on a White Ground, Vol. 1. no. 3a, p. 304, New York: The Macmillan Co.

Klein, Anita Elizabeth. 1932. Child Life in Greek Art. p. 41, n. 450, New York: Columbia University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1242, no. 3 top, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd ed. p. 2516, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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