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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Quadrate Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 420 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; white-ground
Dimensions:
H.: 11 5/16 in. (28.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.133
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Woman and young warrior at a tomb

The warrior is equipped with a helmet and spear. Of particular note is marvelous fluency in the rendering of the woman, caught as she sinks to her knees with her arms raised in grief over her head.
Said to be from Attica

Fairbanks, Arthur. 1914. Athenian Lekythoi with Outline Drawing in Glaze Varnish on a White Ground. Appendix: Additional Lekythoi with Outline Drawing in Glaze Varnish on a White Ground, Vol. 2. pl. 11, 2, New York: The Macmillan Co.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 103, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1239, no. 42, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Oakley, John H. 2004. Picturing Death in Classical Athens: The Evidence of the White Lekythoi. p. 156, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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