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Terracotta conical lekythos-oinochoe (combination oil flask and jug)

Period:
Geometric
Date:
late 8th–early 7th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 8 9/16 in. (21.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.11.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This piece and 36.11.9 are said to have been found together. They belong to a large class of unglazed vases that were made during the late eighth and early seventh centuries B.C. They have been found in many parts of the Greek world, particularly in the Argolid. Some are undecorated; others, like these, have motifs executed with what is called a toothed-wheel. The Museum's examples are unusual in having double handles.
Said to be from Attica

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1937. "Two Monochrome Geometric Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolian Museum of Art, 32(1), pt. 1: pp. 9-10, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 26, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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