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Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age: The Reproductions of E. Gilliéron and Son

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Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking)

Attributed to the Painter of London E 100

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
length 5 9/16 in. (14.2 cm); diameter of lip 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.33
  • Description

    Youths with lyre and double flutes

    The vase is in the form of the head of a lamb, and the artists have taken great pains to render the short, tightly curled wool, the projecting ears and undeveloped horns, and especially the beautiful large eyes. The scene of the cuff may well depict youths at school. One must wonder whether the combination of a lamb and schoolboys is intentional.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 87, 229, pl. 69e.

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 834, no. 8.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 137, pp. 124, 432.

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