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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to an artist related to the Achilles Painter and
Related to the Phiale Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450–440 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; white-ground
Dimensions:
H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.53
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Youth and woman at a tomb

The Achilles and Phiale Painters were the leading artists in a workshop that included a number of personalities, some of whom are more sharply defined than others. While the painter of this vase remains indeterminate, his affiliation with the workshop is indicated by the ornaments that appear on the shoulder of the vase and at the top of the body.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1923. "Three Athenian White Lekythoi." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 18(8): p. 192, fig. 1.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1026, no. 2, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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