Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Achilles Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159

Woman and youth

The pigment of the youth's himation (cloak) is lost. The scene may be one of greeting or farewell. Because white-ground lekythoi served as funerary vases at this time, the subject is probably one of farewell, set in the woman's quarters of a house.

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

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