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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Providence Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 480–470 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 14 in. (35.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.67
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
Nike carrying prize hydria
Inscribed "Hippon is fair"

Athenian civic life was filled with contests–athletic, musical, and theatrical. It is no wonder, therefore, that Nike, the personification of victory, hovers on many vases.
Inscription: Inscribed "Hippon is fair"
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. p. 64, figs. 25, 28, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 74, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 64, figs. 25, 28, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 641, no. 90, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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