Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Phiale Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 440 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 17 7/16 in. (44.3 cm); diameter 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.230.35
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
Obverse, Poseidon pursuing Amymone

Poseidon, the brother of Zeus and Hades, was the god of the sea. He also created fresh water springs; and the great springs at Lerna in the southern Peloponnesos gushed forth as a result of his pursuit of Amymone, the daughter of the king of Argos.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. pp. 116, 122, figs. 33e, 91, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. pp. 173, 517, fig. 493, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 99, 240, pl. 80f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. pp. 116, 122, figs. 33e, 91, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1020, no. 100, 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. 1981. Aara-Aphlad, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 1. Amymone, no. 21, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Reeder, Ellen D., Sally Humphreys, Prof. Mary R. Lefkowitz, Francois Lissarrague, Prof. Margot Schmidt, Prof. H. Alan Shapiro, Christianne Sourvinou-Inwood, Prof. Andrew F. Stewart, Froma Zeitlin, Carol Benson, and Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway. 1995. "Women in Classical Greece." Pandora: Women in Classical Greece. pp. 356-57, fig. 113, Detail page 14, figure 1, Baltimore: Walters Art Gallery.

Cook, Brian. 2002. "Red-figured Lekythoi by the Phiale Painter." Essays in Honor of Dietrich von Bothmer, Mr. Andrew J. Clark and Dr. Jasper Gaunt, eds. p. 100, Amsterdam: Allard Pierson Stichting, Amsterdam.

Kaminski, G. 2003. "Aspekte weiblicher Nacktheit und Entblossung in ihrer Zeitlichkeit und Zeitlosigkeit." Zum Verhältnis von Raum und Zeit in der griechischen Kunst : Passavant-Symposion, 8. bis 10. Dezember 2000, Peter C. Bol, ed. p. 83 n. 22, fig. 29, pl. 15, Möhnesee: Bibliopolis.

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