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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Painter of Athens 1943
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450–440 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; white-ground
Dimensions:
H. 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm) diameter 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1934
Accession Number:
34.155
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Two figures at a tomb

Only the figure to the left of the tomb is preserved. She approaches with a wreath and alabastron (perfume vase).
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1935. "Notes: Gift of a White Lekythos." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 30(2): p. 43.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1082, no. 4, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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