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Terracotta squat lekythos

Attributed to the Carlsruhe Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
450–425 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/16 in. (10.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.153
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Nike running to an altar

Nike, the personification of victory, runs to an altar with outstretched arms. Despite the loss of glaze, it is possible to surmise that Nike held a wreath in her hands. This is a common attribute of the goddess, since it is the quintessential symbol of that which she embodies.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. pp. 104–5, Gallatin pl. 60.3, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 735, no. 105, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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