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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Dionysios Painter
Period:
Late Corinthian I
Date:
ca. 570–550 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 8 11/16 in. (22 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1960
Accession Number:
60.11.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Frontal chariot and dog

In shape and decoration, this work is heavily influenced by Attic models. The so-called Deianeira lekythos, with its elongated body, small mouth, and drip ring, represents an early Attic variety. The frontal quadriga began to be popular as well in the second quarter of the sixth century. Three names are painted in the panel, one for each horse and one additional (Dionysios).
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1962. "Painted Greek Vases." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 21(1): pp. 2, 5, fig. 1.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Dionysos, no. 1, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Wachter, Rudolf and Oxford University Press. 2001. Non-Attic Greek Vase Inscriptions. no. COR 86, pp. 92-3, Oxford.

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