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Terracotta squat lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the manner of the Meidias Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 410 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm) diameter 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.213.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
The youth Chrysippos with Aphrodite, Eros, and Pompe

Chrysippos, wearing the boots, mantle, and broad-brimmed hat of a traveler, talks with Eros who points toward Aphrodite. Next to the goddess stands a casket, on it a pair of shoes. The woman to the left is unidentified, the other one is Pompe (the personification of procession). Beside her are traces of a ritual basket that would have been depicted in applied clay with gilding. The details of the scene point to a marriage procession.
Inscription: Names inscribed: Chrysippos, Aphrodite, Eros, and Pompe
Richter, Gisela M. A., Marjorie J. Milne, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1922. Shapes of Greek Vases. New York.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 15, fig. 101, New York: Plantin Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1324, no. 47, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Chrysippos III, no. 1, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Shapiro, Harvey Alan. 1993. Personifications in Greek Art: The Representation of Abstract Concepts, 600-400 B.C.. p. 64, 64n115, Zürich: Akanthus.

Söldner, Magdalene. 1993. "Statuenbasen?." Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 108: p. 291 n. 246.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Pompe, no. 1, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Gebauer, Jörg. 2002. Pompe und Thysia: Attische Tieropferdarstellungen auf schwarz- und rotfigurigen Vasen. cat. Kv 50, p. 568, Münster: Ugarit-Verlag.

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