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Terracotta alabastron (perfume vase)

Attributed to the Group of the Paidikos Alabastra
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 510–500 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure, white-ground
Dimensions:
H.: 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.92
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Palmettes

This is one of a group of white-ground alabastra associated with a red-figure workshop. Simple though the decoration may be, the precise placement and execution of the palmettes give the work great elegance.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 75, fig. 45, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 85, fig. 53, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1929. "A New Classical Study Room." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 24(5): p. 142.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 85, fig. 53, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 99, no. 6, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Kurtz, Donna C. 1975. Athenian White Lekythoi: Patterns and Painters. pl. 72.2, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Wehgartner, Irma. 1983. Attisch Weissgrundige Keramik: Maltechniken, Werkstätten, Formen, Verwendung. no. I. b) 4, p. 115, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Beazley Archive Pottery Database no. 200863.

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