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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 7th–6th century B.C.
Culture:
Lydian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
8 1/8in. (20.6cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of the American Society for the Excavation of Sardis, 1926
Accession Number:
26.164.30
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The decoration is a kind of marblizing that was favored for various, particularly local, shapes at Sardis.
Excavated at Sardis

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