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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Painter of Vatican G.49
Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 6th–early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.60.76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 154
Hoplites and archer in an ambush

The row of warriors keeping low to the ground suggests that the situation is an ambush.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1928. "Recent Accessions of Athenian Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 23(4): pp. 108, 112, fig. 3.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 62, 203, pl. 23h, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. pp. 536, 705, no. 41, Add. 1, p. 536, New York: Hacker Art Books.

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