Terracotta squat lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the manner of the Meidias Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159

The youth Chrysippos with Aphrodite, Eros, and Pompe

Chrysippos, wearing the boots, mantle, and broad-brimmed hat of a traveler, talks with Eros who points toward Aphrodite. Next to the goddess stands a casket, on it a pair of shoes. The woman to the left is unidentified, the other one is Pompe (the personification of procession). Beside her are traces of a ritual basket that would have been depicted in applied clay with gilding. The details of the scene point to a marriage procession.

Terracotta squat lekythos (oil flask), Attributed to the manner of the Meidias Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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