Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Achilles Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159

Two women

The two sakkoi (snoods) and the mirror hanging on the wall indicate that the ladies are indoors. The pigment that originally rendered the clothing of the one at the left is lost, and the artist's preparatory drawing is visible. She is tying the belt that allows the upper part of her chiton (undergarment) to fall like a blouse. Her companion holds up an alabastron (perfume vase).

Terracotta lekythos (oil flask), Attributed to the Achilles Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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