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Terracotta conical lekythos (vase for oil)

Period:
Early Protocorinthian
Date:
ca. 700 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm) diameter 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.160.18
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The decoration combines birds, fish, horses, and a wolf in an exuberantly dynamic composition. Of particular note is the large cauldron; the two birds' heads are the artist's interpretation of the griffin attachments that typically decorated bronze vessels. Compare the splendid bronze griffin head (1972.118.54).
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