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Lekythos

Attributed to the Quadrate Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 420 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure, white ground
Dimensions:
Height: 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm) Diameter: 2 15/16 × 1 15/16 × 2 3/16 in. (7.5 × 4.9 × 5.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel G. Ward, 1875
Accession Number:
75.2.5
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.

Wright, John Henry. 1886. "Unpublished White Lekythoi from Attika." American Journal of Archaeology and of the History of the Fine Arts, 2 (4). no. 10, pp. 396-9, fig. 5, 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. 1812, p. 133, 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. 14, p. 129, pl. 18,2, New York: The Macmillan Co.

Fairbanks, Arthur. 1914. Athenian Lekythoi with Outline Drawing in Glaze Varnish on a White Ground. Appendix: Additional Lekythoi with Outline Drawing in Glaze Varnish on a White Ground, Vol. 2. pl. 18, 2, ARV 2, 1238, 28, New York: The Macmillan Co.

Beazley, John D. 1942. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters. no. 14, p. 815, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1238, no. 28, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Oakley, John H. 2004. Picturing Death in Classical Athens: The Evidence of the White Lekythoi. p. 168, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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