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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) in the form of a sphinx

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 380–360 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.180
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Many traces of paint remain on this sphinx: pale blue on the wings and the eyes, red on the lips, and gold on the fillet.
Said to be from Athens

Canessa, Ercole and Arthur Sambon. 1904. Vases Antiques de Terre Cuite: Collection Canessa, Bibliothèque du Musée. no. 101, p. 45, pl. XII, Paris.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1906. "Collection of Greek and Roman Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1(6): p. 80, fig. 8.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 182, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 116 n. 85, 255, pl. 95h, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Trumpf-Lyritzaki, Maria. 1969. Griechische Figurenvasen des Reichen Stils und der Späten Klassik. no. 162, pp. 59-60, Bonn: Bouvier.

Brommer, Frank. 1978. Hephaistos: der Schmiedegott in der antiken Kunst. p. 204, A22, Mainz: Von Zabern.

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