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Terracotta lekanis (dish)

Attributed to the Menzies Group
Late Classical
ca. 330–320 B.C.
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1896
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Interior, seated Eros holding a mirror. The rondel is surrounded by a vine wreath. Exterior, A, seated Eros with a mirror approached by a running women holding a rosette chain and a wreath. B: woman seated on a rock holding a wreath and a phiale (libation bowl).
Said to be from Southern Italy

Schneider-Herrmann, Gisela. 1977. Apulian Red-Figured Paterae with Flat or Knobbed Handles, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplement, Vol. 34. no. 8, p. 47, London: Institute Of Classical Studies.

Trendall, Arthur Dale and Alexander Cambitoglou. 1982. The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia. Late Apulia., Vol. 2. no. 456, p. 848, 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. Eros, no. 519i, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Heuer, Keely Elizabeth. 2015. "Vases with Faces: Isolated Heads in South Italian Vase Painting." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 50: pp. 68–69, fig. 13.

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