Terracotta conical lekythos (vase for oil)

Greek, Corinthian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152

The decoration combines birds, fish, horses, and a wolf in an exuberantly dynamic composition. Of particular note is the large cauldron; the two birds' heads are the artist's interpretation of the griffin attachments that typically decorated bronze vessels. Compare the splendid bronze griffin head (1972.118.54).

Terracotta conical lekythos (vase for oil), Terracotta, Greek, Corinthian

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