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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Workshop of the Nikon Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 470–460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.97.26
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
On the shoulder and body, palmette-lotos ornament

Nonfigural motifs could be handled in quite different ways. It is useful to compare the fluid palmettes and stylized lotoses around the body. In addition to being decorative in their own right, these zones always emphasize the various parts of the shape.
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