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Attributed to the Quadrate Painter
ca. 420 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure, white ground
Height: 9 15/16 in. (25.2 cm) Diameter: 3 × 1 15/16 × 2 3/16 in. (7.6 × 4.9 × 5.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel G. Ward, 1875
Accession Number:
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 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 "Unpublished White Lekythoi from Attika."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. 11, pp. 397-400, fig. 2, 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. 1808, p. 133, no 1808 , 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. 7, p. 85, pl. 14, 2, New York: The Macmillan Co.

Klein, Anita Elizabeth. 1932. Child Life in Greek Art. p. 41, n 452, New York: Columbia University Press.

Richardson, Bessie Ellen. 1933. Old Age Among the Ancient Greeks: The Greeks Portrayal of Old Age in Literature, Art, and Inscriptions, with a Study of the Duration of Life among the Ancient Greeks on the Basis of Inscriptional Evidence. p. 84, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1237, no. 17, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Charon I, no. 27, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Oakley, John H. 2004. Picturing Death in Classical Athens: The Evidence of the White Lekythoi. p. 109, figs. 77-8, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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