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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 440 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; white-ground
Dimensions:
H. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.210.12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Youth and woman at a tomb

The fugitive color of the figures' garments results in the fact that today we see only the underdrawing.
Fairbanks, Arthur. 1914. Athenian Lekythoi with Outline Drawing in Glaze Varnish on a White Ground. Appendix: Additional Lekythoi with Outline Drawing in Glaze Varnish on a White Ground, Vol. 2. no.24a, p. 259, New York: The Macmillan Co.

Oakley, John H. 2004. Picturing Death in Classical Athens: The Evidence of the White Lekythoi. p. 159, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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