Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Marathon Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure, white-ground
Dimensions:
Height: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm) Diameter: 2 7/16 × 1 9/16 × 1 3/4 in. (6.1 × 4 × 4.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel G. Ward, 1875
Accession Number:
75.2.21
Not on view
Women dancing before an image of Dionysos
Said to have been found in the vicinity of Athens

Before 1874, found in the vicinity 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.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The Terracottas and Pottery of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 4 and 15. no. 1765, p. 131, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Haspels, Caroline Henriette Emilie. 1936. Attic Black-Figured Lekythoi. no. 27, p. 222, Paris: E. de Boccard.

Folsom, Robert. 1975. Attic Black-Figured Pottery. p. 136, pl. 13a, Park Ridge, N.J.: Noyes Press.

Related Objects

Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Date: ca. 550–530 B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 56.11.1 On view in:Gallery 154

Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Date: ca. 440 B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 1989.281.72 On view in:Gallery 159

Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Date: ca. 550–530 B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 31.11.10 On view in:Gallery 154

Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Date: ca. 420 B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 31.11.13 On view in:Gallery 159

Terracotta cosmetic vase

Date: 4th quarter of the 6th century B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 1977.11.3 On view in:Gallery 152