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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Achilles Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 440 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; white-ground
Dimensions:
H.: 12 x 3 9/16 in. (30.5 x 9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.258.18
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Woman and youth

The pigment of the youth's himation (cloak) is lost. The scene may be one of greeting or farewell. Because white-ground lekythoi served as funerary vases at this time, the subject is probably one of farewell, set in the woman's quarters of a house.
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): pp. 101, 103, fig. 5.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 129, fig. 82, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 161-62, fig. 111, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 161-62, fig. 111, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. p. 128, fig. 154, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. p. 128, fig. 154, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. p. 116, fig. 33a, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1947. "An Athenian Gravestone." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 5(7): pp. 182-93.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 99, 243, pl. 83b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 116, fig. 33a, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 999, no. 180, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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