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Terracotta squat lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Washing Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 430 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 3 9/16 in. (9 cm) diameter 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.11.8
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Woman dressing

This charming, intimate vignette shows a woman who has already done her hair and put on a necklace and thigh band. Behind her stands a large plemochoe, a vase for scented oil. She lifts her chiton from the chair, which is provided with a pillow and, in the background, a footstool.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. "Recent Accessions in the Classical Department." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 25 (5), pt. 1: pp. 280-1, fig. 2.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 15, fig. 100, New York: Plantin Press.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1936[1934]. A Guide to the Collections, Part 1: Ancient and Oriental Art, 2nd edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. p. 133, fig. 102, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 101, 241, pl. 81f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 133, fig. 102, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1248, no. 4, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1966. The Furniture of the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans. p. 36, fig. 184, London: Phaidon Press.

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