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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Carlsruhe Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 460–450 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; white-ground
Dimensions:
H.: 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.129
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Nike bearing a fillet

The good condition of the vase shows the rather dense quality of the added color and especially the use of a second white for the figure's flesh. This practice was short-lived. The Nike appears on her way to crown a victor.
Said to be from Eretria

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 734, no. 93, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Oakley, John H. 2004. Picturing Death in Classical Athens: The Evidence of the White Lekythoi. p. 91, pl. IIIa, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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