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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 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); diameter 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Woman juggling

The scene here complements the one on a lekythos exhibited close by, in which the juggling woman is seated. The presence of the kalathos (wool basket) suggests that the woman may be playing with balls of wool.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 16, Gallatin pl. 26.9, Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 733, no. 62, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Dasen, Veronique. 2016. "Jeux de l’amour et du hasard en Grèce ancienne." kernos: Revue internationale et pluridisciplinaire de religion grecque antique, 29: p. 76, fig. 2.

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