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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Thanatos Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 440–430 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; white-ground
Dimensions:
H. 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm) diameter 5 1/8 in. (13.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.229.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Woman and girl at a tomb

The young woman at right is bringing an alabastron (perfume vase) and a fillet. The added color of her garments is lost. The woman at left may be her mistress, and may be deceased. The stool on top of the grave monument cannot surely be explained.
Said to be from Greece

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1913. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1912, Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8 (7): pp. 154, 158, fig. 2.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1229, no. 26, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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