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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 500 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.161
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Oil served in the preparation of the dead for burial and as a dedication at the tomb. The lekythos was, therefore, a characteristic grave gift.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 19, Gallatin pl. 31.15, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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