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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Painter of New York 07

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 520 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm) diameter 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.41
  • Description

    On the body, goddess mounting chariot
    On the shoulder, horseman and athletes approaching seated man

    The grayish color of the clay indicates that the vase was in a fire, possibly a funeral pyre. The palmette ornament under the handle is adopted from neck-amphorae.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Attica

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A., Marjorie J. Milne, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1922. Shapes of Greek Vases. New York.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. New York: Plantin Press, p. 15, fig. 94.

    Bandinelli, Ranuccio Bianchi. 1958. Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica, Classica e Orientale, Vol. 5. Rome: Instituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, p. 446, fig. 578.

    Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. New York: Hacker Art Books, p. 454, no. 1 bottom.

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