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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Sappho Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 500 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure, white-ground
Dimensions:
H. 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm); diameter 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.35
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 154
Athena fighting giant
Said to be from Attica

Haspels, Caroline Henriette Emilie. 1936. Attic Black-Figured Lekythoi. p. 255 n. 3, Paris: E. de Boccard.

Chase, George H. and Mary Z. Pease. 1942. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, United States of America: Fogg Museum and Gallatin Collections, Fasc. 8.. p. 45 n. 2, Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Vian, Francis. 1951. Répertoire des Gigantomachies Figurées dans l'Art Grec et Romain. p. 218 n. 144, pl. XXVII, no. 139, Paris: C. Klincksieck.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 74 n. 81, 217, pl. 57-8, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. pp. 507, 702, no. 3, Add. 1, p. 507, New York: Hacker Art Books.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1988. Eros-Herakles, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4. Gigantes, no. 144, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Jurriaans-Helle, Geralda. 2009. "A Giant in the Allard Pierson Museum." Shapes and Images. Studies on Attic Black Figure and Related Topics in Honour of Herman A.G. Brijder, Eric M. Moormann and Vladimir V. Stissi, eds. no. B 24, p. 125, Leuven: Peeters.

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