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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Bosanquet Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 440–430 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; white-ground
Dimensions:
H. 14 3/16 in. (36.1 cm) diameter 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.160.39
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Woman and youth at tomb

Thanks to his distinctively clean and careful style, the Bosanquet Painter's tomb scenes appear objective and without sentiment. The offerings on the monument include a fillet (band), wreaths, and lekythoi. The woman at left holds an oinochoe (jug) and a phiale (libation bowl) to pour an offering.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1924. "Small Greek Antiquities: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 19 (12): p. 294.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1925. "Recent Classical Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20(2): pp. 48-9, fig. 2.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1227, no. 4, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Wehgartner, Irma. 1983. Attisch Weissgrundige Keramik: Maltechniken, Werkstätten, Formen, Verwendung. p. 181, n. 3, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Scholl, Andreas. 1995. "Korenhalle." Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 110: p. 205 n. 148.

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