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Terracotta oinochoe:olpe (jug)

Attributed to the Sphinx Painter
Period:
Transitional
Date:
ca. 630–610 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1896
Accession Number:
96.18.38
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Five friezes of animals

The Sphinx Painter was a competent artist who is closely associated with the Polyteleia Painter, to whom the very fine dinos (deep bowl; 1997.36) exhibited in the Belfer Court is attributed.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 37, 183, pl. 23e, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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