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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to a painter associated with the Michigan Class
Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 9 5/16 in. (23.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.60
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Five athletes practicing

The youths and the man are depicted with diskoi, jumping weights, and javelins.
Richter, Gisela M. A., Marjorie J. Milne, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1922. Shapes of Greek Vases. New York.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 96, 100, fig. 121, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Alexander, Christine. 1933[1925]. Greek Athletics. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 15, fig. 95, New York: Plantin Press.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1939. Guide to the Collections: Ancient and Oriental Art--Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek and Roman Far Eastern, Near Eastern Oriental Armor, Vol. 1, World's Fair Edition. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 96, 100, fig. 121, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 62, 203, pl. 203f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Cole, Nancy. 1968. Greek Athletic Games. no. 11, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. p. 345, no. 1 bottom, New York: Hacker Art Books.

Musée & Galerie des Beaux-Arts. 1981. Profil du Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York : de Ramsès à Picasso. no. 41, p. 56, Paris: Musée & Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux.

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