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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Achilles Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450–440 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; white-ground
Dimensions:
H.: 18 3/8 in. (46.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.258.16
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Youth and woman at a tomb

The woman is tying a fillet around the funerary monument. The youth carries a fillet over his shoulder. Is one to make an association with the stele?
Said to be from Eretria

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1909. "The Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1908--IV. Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 4(6): p. 103.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 99, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1001, no. 206, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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