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Terracotta squat lekythos (oil jar)

Period:
Classical
Date:
mid-5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.83
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Young hunter at an altar

The youth is characterized as a hunter by his spears in addition to his travelling garb, the hat and cloak. The phiale indicates that he is about to offer a libation.
Said to be from Greece

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