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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Period:
Classical
Date:
2nd quarter of 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 6 15/16 in. (17.7 cm); diameter 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.84
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Warrior

The young warrior is equipped with a helmet, shield, spear, and greaves. The nudity of his torso evokes the athletic training that prepared him for battle.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 103, Gallatin pl. 59.2, Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

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