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Terracotta squat lekythos (oil flask)

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 5th–early 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.135
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Head of a woman

The woman wears a sakkos, a kind of snood often worn in representations from the late sixth century on.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 15, Gallatin pl. 26.2, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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