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Lekythos

Attributed to the Tymbos Painter

Period:
Classical
Date:
2nd quarter of 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure, white-ground
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 1/4 × 1 7/16 × 1 11/16 in. (5.7 × 3.6 × 4.3 cm) Height: 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel G. Ward, 1875
Accession Number:
75.2.3
  • Provenance

    Said to have been excavated in the vicinity of Athens (Wright 1886, p. 396-7).

    Before 1874, excavated in the vicinity of Athens; briefly, with Professor Athanasios Sergiou Rhousopoulos, Athens; by 1874, purchased by Samuel G. Ward from Prof. A.S. Rhousopoulos, Athens; acquired in 1875, gift of Samuel G. Ward.

  • References

    Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1875. Fifth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for the Year ending May 1, 1875. New York, p. 70.

    Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The Terracottas and Pottery of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 4 and 15. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 1824, p. 134, no 1824 .

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 756, no. 55.

    Oakley, John H. 2004. Picturing Death in Classical Athens: The Evidence of the White Lekythoi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 21.

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