Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Phiale Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156

Obverse, Poseidon pursuing Amymone

Poseidon, the brother of Zeus and Hades, was the god of the sea. He also created fresh water springs; and the great springs at Lerna in the southern Peloponnesos gushed forth as a result of his pursuit of Amymone, the daughter of the king of Argos.

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

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.