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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Carlsruhe Painter
2nd quarter of 5th century B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm); diameter 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Woman juggling

The lekythos suspended on the wall and the kalathos (wool basket) on the floor identify the setting as the women's quarters of a house. The seated lady is juggling, a pastime that is commonly depicted on lekythoi.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. pp. 15–16, Gallatin pl. 26.7, Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 87, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 733, no. 66, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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