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Marble funerary lekythos

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 375–350 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Marble, Pentelic ?
Dimensions:
H. as restored 40 1/2 in. (102.9 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.159
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
The monument was presumably erected in memory of the young long-haired girl who clasps her father's hand while her seated mother presents a bird to her little sister.
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