Terracotta squat lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Painter of Oxford 1920

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Woman seated with lyre

The presence of a bird, evidently listening raptly, and the emphatically large chair as well as the frontal face suggest that the subject here is more than an Athenian lady making music. It is difficult to tell whether she should be thought of as an inspired mortal, a poetess, or a muse.

Terracotta squat lekythos (oil flask), Attributed to the Painter of Oxford 1920, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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