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Terracotta squat lekythos (oil flask)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 470–460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm); diameter 3 9/16 in. (9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.169
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Woman playing a lyre

The alabastron (perfume vase) suspended in the background indicates that the scene takes place indoors.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 104, Gallatin pl. 60.1, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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