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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to a painter of Group R
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 420–400 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; white-ground
Dimensions:
H.: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.45
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Woman seated at a tomb between youth and woman

White-ground lekythoi attributed to Group R show great fluency in execution and bold application of color. This example well illustrates the new integration of masterfully controlled drawing of details of the eyes, hair, and drapery and the flat, broad application of red and black pigment.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. p. 153, figs. 118–19, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 103, 243, pl. 83e, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 153, figs. 118–19, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1383, no. 3, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Miller, Margaret C. 1997. Athens and Persia in the Fifth Century B.C.: A Study in Cultural Receptivity. p. 178 n. 170, Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

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