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Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Painter of New York 07
ca. 520 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm) diameter 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
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.
Said to be from Attica

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. p. 15, fig. 94, New York: Plantin Press.

Beazley, John D. 1956. Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. p. 454, no. 1 bottom, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. p. 197, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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