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Fragment of a terracotta lebes gamikos (round-bottomed bowl with handles and stand used in weddings)

Attributed to the Earlier Mannerists
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 440 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Other: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.57
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Head of a youth wearing a fur cap

The figure's raised hand probably expresses his reaction to something that he is witnessing.
Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 588, no. 85, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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