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Marble funerary lekythos of Aristomache

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 375–350 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Marble, Pentelic
Dimensions:
H. as restored 63 in. (160 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1949
Accession Number:
49.11.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
Inscribed above the large standing figures, from left to right, Stratokleia Aiolos Aristomache Axiomache; below the seated woman, Leonike
Restored foot, mouth, and most of neck and handle

The deceased is presumably Aristomache, standing before her parents. She clasps the hand of her seated mother, while her father gestures to her. The group is flanked by two other female members of the family and two small servants.
Inscription: Inscribed above figures: Stratokleia Aiolos Aristomache Axiomache; below the woman: Leonike
Said to be from near the Kerameikos in Athens

Alexander, Christine. 1950. "A Marble Lekythos and the Elgin Athena." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 9.2: pp. 57-9.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1950. "Report of the Trustees for the Year 1949." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 9(1): p. 21.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 141, 279, pl. 119a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 88, pp. 59-60, pls. 70c-d, 71c-d, 72, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Schmaltz, Bernhard. 1970. "Untersuchungen zu den Attischen Marmorlekythen. Ph.D. diss." Ph.D. Diss. p. 132, A141. Universität des Saarlandes.

Clairmont, Christoph W. 1993. Classical Attic Tombstones, Vol. 4. no. 7.330, pp. 192-3, Kilchberg: Akanthus.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 160, pp. 142, 435, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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