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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Oionokles Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 460–450 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm); diameter 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.15
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
Youth advancing with drawn sword

This bold youth has wrapped his cloak entirely around his outstretched left arm as he advances, ready to thrust with his sword, in the pose made famous by the statue of Aristogeiton, one of the slayers of the tyrant Hipparchos.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 11, Gallatin pl. 16.1, Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 648, no. 39, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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